15 Healthy Habits for Today, This Week and This Month
Good music every day. Making time for good friends every month. Get hooked on a few simple-sounding but always powerful new routines.
Today: Rejuvenate Your Mornings (in Just 7 to 10 Minutes)
Dr. Oz started practicing yoga when he was in medical school.He was also working in a high-traffic clinic, and discovered that a daily practice helped him cope with stress. "Yoga helps clean blood of waste material (through lymphatic stimulation), and trains us to loosen muscles and joints that are ignored in our day-to-day lives," Dr. Oz says. He still kick-starts every day with a seven-minute sun salutation. "Routines like sun salutation get the blood flowing as we warm up and free our body to experience the new stresses we will face. ...For people like me, meditation proves difficult because our mind wonders. But if we can concentrate on the tension in our hips as we empty our mind, then we are well on the way."