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To learn more about the human body…and decide to make healthier lifestyle changes.
We live in an age where people tend to obsess with external body appearances. Most people know more about their cell-phone plan than they do about their own body. YOU: The Owner’s Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the body works and ages. This book is written by Michael F. Roizen, M.D and Mehmet C. Oz, MD. Dr. Roizen is a professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, who founded a health-care program first launched at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, aimed at helping its members reverse biologic aging and live longer and more vibrant lives. Dr. Oz is a professor and vice-chairman of surgery at Columbia University.
You can control your health destiny. There are some things you can control: your attitude, your determination, and your willingness to take your health into your own hands. You have the power to turn your biological clock faster or slower with the lifestyle choices you make regarding what you do with your body and what you put into it.
Drs. Roizen and Oz believe that if a fifty-year-old who douses her lungs with nicotine and builds her food pyramid with chopped liver and sausages actually may have the body of a sixty-five year-old because of the destruction she’s doing, while a fifty-year old who eats well, stays away from toxins, and takes care of her body with moderate physical activity could have the body and health of a thirty-six- year-old. Consider this: You control more than 70 percent of how well and how long you live. By the time you reach fifty, your lifestyle dictates 80 percent of how you age; the rest is controlled by inherited genetics.
MCCI physicians and staff would also like to encourage you to make healthy positive changes in your life. If you would like ideas on how to improve your over all fitness, nutrition and mental sharpness, you may go to www.youtheownersmanual.com. At the above mentioned website, you may print handy simple checklists such as; 8 ways to improve nutrition, 6 foods to keep your mind young.
Don’t delay; by taking take control of you health destiny today, your tomorrows will be healthier and happier for you and your love ones.
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