Simple ways to lose weight, as told by a doctor, bestselling author

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By the time spring rolls around, most Americans’ New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and get in shape are nothing but a distant memory. Before you throw in the gym towel one last time and decide you’re too old or too out of shape, New York Times bestselling author and wellness expert Dr. Roizen has some tips for how to get back on track.

In interviews with PBS on March 5, Dr. Roizen will share his revolutionary guide for taking control of your bad habits and turning back the clock on your health. He’ll talk about how it’s possible to reverse damage to your body regardless of past health mistakes, and share some of the ways you can revitalize your life using diet, exercise, sleep, stress management and even sex.

Some of the tips from his new book, “This Is Your Do-Over” include:

  • Walk 10,000 Steps a Day, No Excuses: 10,000 steps (about 5 miles) is the magic number that will make you age more slowly, combat obesity and give you more energy every day.
  • Arrest, Ban and Imprison the “5 Food Felons”: Eliminating saturated fats, trans fats, simple sugars, simple carbs and added syrups will counteract lifelong damage that happens inside of your body while making you feel better about the outside of your body.
  • Let’s Get It On: More sex and better sex results in a longer life!
  • Build a Buddy System: Recruiting a buddy is the most important choice you can make to heal your body and reverse damage already done. We’ll tell you the secrets in recruiting the best buddy for you.

Dr. Roizen’s book will be released Feb. 24, 2015.

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