The Road to Even Better Health

August 2002
Real Simple;Aug2002, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p106
Research has found that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which causes more health problems than cigarette smoking. First you have to prevent further damage by using a sunscreen daily, says Jam� Heskett, M.D., a family physician and founder of Wellpath, a holistic wellness center for women in New York City. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables� and in some facial treatments, such as those containing vitamin C � help minimize damage as well. Drinking lots of water can help keep skin hydrated. To deal with any stress, says Heskett, prioritize, eat well, and exercise; nourish relationships, breathe deeply, and laugh.


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