Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Getting Back to Your Community

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Tuesday, 11 June 2024 11:44 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

COVID could be nicknamed CAVE-ID for the lingering apprehension some people feel about going out into the world like they used to. But with reasonable self-care, we think it's time to embrace the incredible benefits of participating in your community.

According to a new study of around 7,000 adults ages 50 and older, those who spend the most time interacting with their neighborhood and their posse have the best cognitive functioning.

Think about it. The stimulation, stress reduction, sense of purpose, and joy that friendship and community create keep your brain stimulated.

And physically getting out into the community — even if it’s just walking around — helps strengthen your body and improves your mood.

But what if in addition to apprehensions about getting out and about, physical limitations make it hard for you to interact with your community?

• You can ease (and even erase) physical limitations by walking almost daily (do it with a buddy), doing strength-building exercises (they can be chair-based), and/or practicing mindful meditation, tai chi, or yoga (in local classes) to dispel stress. You'll be agile physically and mentally.  

• Get help from others in your community. Start with online Zoom classes, asking people over to your place, or arranging for friends to help you get out to the local park or a sidewalk cafe.

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According to a new study of around 7,000 adults ages 50 and older, those who spend the most time interacting with their neighborhood and their posse have the best cognitive functioning.
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