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    What one piece of health advice would you give others?
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
    If you could give others one piece of health advice you've learned over the years, what would it be?

    Sound off.
    fenton04 responded:
    keep your brain full and your stomach empty.
    rachael67 responded:
    "ONE PIECE OF ADVICE"??????? Sorry, too limiting!

    Be your own health advocate...Research and learn.
    No one cares or knows as much about you as you!

    When tensions and stress begin to have a life of their own, remember to BREATHE! Deeply and and out...It tends to slow life down to a more manageable pace!

    Lastly...never give up five minutes before the miracle!!

    bob249 replied to fenton04's response:
    While I agree with you, those are two pieces of advice ...

    My one piece of advice: Keep activity (not Activia) in your life.

    I was an office worker for many years and obtained exercise primarily on the weekends. Due to good genes, I was good for fifty years. Now I'm overweight and dealing with arthritis. Was it avoidable? Don't know. But am confident it wouldn't be as severe had I been more active.
    brunosbud responded:
    All animals live to a precise schedule...Those that can't are either endangered or extinct.
    jenlewi responded:
    You've only got one body, so take care of it. The decisions you make about your health and lifestyle when you're young will affect you when you're older, so be smart about your health from the start.
    Anon_4858 responded:
    There is a phrase that is repeated at my job that I love:

    "Breathe deeply, stay curious, and eat your beets".
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    These are great! Keep 'em comiing.

    We definitely have some folks on this board with a great sense of humor. It's refreshing to come here every day.

    BekaarHo responded:
    Combine weights with aerobic. Lighter weights, more repetitions have done wonders for my 65 years old body and brain.
    Tomato05 responded:
    Exercise as much as possible. Exercise is king!
    butterflygarden responded:
    Listen to your body. You know it better than anyone.

    If your doctor tries to poo-poo your concerns, push harder to get the help you need.

    BlissfulWriter responded:
    Michael Pollen said it best in his book "In Defense of Food". It says ...

    "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."

    I would say...
    "Eat real food instead of processed foods".
    jis4judy responded:
    I would say eat for nutrition and get some exercise
    Hugs Judy:)

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