What would you do to enjoy a longer, healthier life? Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who authored "Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds," teamed up on Dr. Oz's Jan. 15 show to discuss Dr. Gupta's secrets of longevity. And the good news: Those tips are easy to follow - and even tasty! Get the dish here.
In the morning, Dr. Gupta wants you to try getting dressed with your eyes closed. The reason: You exercise your brain cells by challenging them with different ways to do familiar activities. At noon, give your body time to recognize that you've eaten enough. Cut out 30 percent of your regular lunch. By restricting calories, you reduce damage to your cells, according to Dr. Gupta. And after lunch, exercise. Your options range from having what Dr. Gupta calls a "moving meeting" (do push-ups, walk and more while you're on a conference call!) to what some consider the new wave in environmentally friendly office furniture: Exercising in your office on a small stair-stepper or bike while you work, or even a treadmill (Jillian Michaels does email while she's on a treadmill - click here for the skinny!).
Discover the magic of turmeric, which Dr. Gupta says has been used for centuries to help you relax. In addition, an exciting new study revealed that a brain booster in turmeric called curcumin can actually slow Alzheimer's by helping new brain cells to grow. Dr. Gupta has conducted his own research on longevity to author "Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today." He's created his own sweet, spicy recipe for delicious turmeric tea, described below.
- 1 cup almond milk (learn about the best brands by clicking here)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp ginger
Directions: Heat the almond milk in a microwave, stir in the spices and drizzle the honey on top.