The 6 Best Things You Can Do for Your Body
Science shows that small changes (and a little fun) are all it takes to improve your health drastically. We talked to prominent doctors, crunched the data and found a few high-payoff tweaks that you can start today.
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Put Sleep First
"Data on how sleep affects the heart suggest that lack of adequate rest (less than six or seven hours) can increase risk of cardiac problems like heart attack and stroke. As someone who works, has a child, and wants to stay fit,
I know it can be difficult to get a good night's sleep. But I make it a priority to get at least seven hours, even if that means skipping the gym to sleep in on some mornings."
—Tara Narula, MD, cardiologist and CBS This Morning medical contributor