Dr. Oz's Guide to Getting Healthy in Your 50s
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1. Bring your knees to your chest and roll over so you're facedown. With your forearms, make a pillow for your forehead.
2. Lower you hips to heels, then take ten to 15 slow, gentle breaths, lengthening the exhalation each time.
1. Lie on your back with knees bent toward the ceiling, feet planted on the floor, and arms straight at your sides, palms down.
2.Slide heels close to your butt. Then press down with your arms and lift up with your hips, so that your body looks like a bridge. Keeping arms straight, interlace your hands. Squeeze shoulders a little closer together and lift hips a little higher. Take five slow breaths, then roll back down to the floor slowly, shoulders to hips.
Courtesy of Beryl Bender Birch, author of Boomer Yoga.
Illustration: Joel Holland
B6: Sweet potatoes
B6 and B12: Cod and sirloin steak
B12: Clams and mozzarella cheese
B12 and Folate: Soy milk
Folate: Spinach, beets and papaya
Folate and B6: Bananas, lima beans and sunflower seeds
B6, B12 and Folate: Breakfast cereals
True or False?:
1. Colon polyps can sometimes be symptomless.
2. With a light sedative to help you relax, a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy can be painless.
3. The survival rate for colon cancer caught early is about 90 percent.
(Answers: All true.)
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