RealAge Longevity Action Plan

How would you like to grow younger as you age? Dr. Oz’s RealAge Longevity Action Plan can help you take charge of your mind and body to reverse the aging process. The following steps are designed to help you not only live longer, but also with more vitality.

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Reduce Your BMI

Belly fat does more than make it difficult for you to fit into your jeans. It puts you at risk for chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Excess belly fat, referred to as omentum fat, pumps out toxic chemicals that cause inflammation and can damage your organs.

Ideally, your waist size should be less than half your height. This number is referred to as your Body Mass Index (BMI). For instance, the average 5’ 4” woman’s waist should measure 32 inches or less. The waist of an average 5’ 10” man should measure 35 inches or less. To measure your waist, use a tape measure and wrap it around your natural waist, which is not at your belt but above your hips.

To shrink belly fat, eat foods that are rich in fiber, like fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources such as skinless chicken breasts and legumes, and omega-3-rich foods such as pumpkin seeds, walnuts and sardines.

To burn belly fat, you also need get up and move. Too many of us spend half of our waking hours or more sitting. Plus, research shows that those who sit more have a higher risk of dying than those who sit less. Look for ways fit in movement throughout the day. Sit on an exercise ball in front of the computer to strengthen your core, do a few jumping jacks while watching TV or go for a walk around the block after dinner.

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