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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Secret to Longevity: Resilience

Monday, 11 Jun 2012 09:26 AM

There's new data on how to take a licking and keep on ticking. Like the old Timex watch commercials, the key to longevity is resilience: the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. But it's not always easy to do. For about 20 percent of us, it comes naturally (some research shows the numbers are higher); those people are glad to get back into the swing of life pretty quickly, feeling stronger for having weathered the storm. For others, it's a long, slow slog through the blues until you come out the other side. Fortunately, everyone can learn how to gain the health benefits of resilience: less stress, lower risk of heart disease, less depression and anxiety. Here are three ways you can strengthen your ability to bounce back:

-Cultivate an optimistic outlook, which is a key part of being resilient. For us, looking on the bright side is enhanced with daily meditation. This is how we say "bye" to the stress that causes grumpiness.

-Keep your body strong and limber by eating a diet powered by lean protein and lots of veggies, fruits and 100 percent whole grains. When you feel physically strong, your self-esteem increases, another vital part of resilience.

-Nurture your social connections. They provide security and love, and help keep emotions on an even keel. Blood pressure goes down; ability to cope goes up.

So reach out and touch someone, physically and emotionally. Remember, two hugs are better than one!


© 2012 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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