AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011 - (Page 141)

AND FINALLY... NOTEBOOK Dr Lester Breslow, a public health leader in the US, practised ‘seven healthy habits’ – and lived to be 97! Dr Chris reveals how many he follows… MOLOBOR EETUERO DOLORE TINISSI. ISI BLANDRE EATEM THE SEVEN HEALTHY HABITS ‘I’m not one for reading obituaries,’ says Dr Chris, ‘But I get the British Medical Journal (BMJ) every week and a recent one caught my eye. In 1965, Dr Breslow published a paper called The Seven Healthy Habits, discovering that people who had healthy routines lived the longest. He found that a 60-year-old who follows all seven habits will be as healthy as a 30-year-old who only follows three. At the time, his findings were dismissed, simply because it wasn’t high-flying science, but I’ve always extolled such virtues – your health is all about your lifestyle. So, how does he fare?’ DON’T SMOKE Dr Chris has never smoked. He’s a leading expert in smoking cessation and nicotine addiction. DRINK IN MODERATION ‘I don’t drink alcohol at all now,’ says Dr Chris. ‘I decided to go alcohol-free a couple of years ago – and I feel much better for it.’ ‘I probably only get six or seven hours’ sleep a night. On a Tuesday, when I’m on This Morning, I have to get up at 5am, but I snooze on the train down to London!’ EXERCISE MODERATELY ‘I have to admit I don’t do what I should, but I’m a keen gardener, getting out to do some work most days, and I walk every day, too. On my TV day, I always walk instead of taking the lift.’ MAINTAIN A MODERATE WEIGHT ‘I’ve recently lost weight through gardening.’ And there’s no beer belly in sight! EAT REGULAR MEALS ‘I always have a light lunch and evening meal.’ EAT BREAKFAST ‘I’m afraid I don’t always have breakfast – on my TV day, I just don’t have time before I leave home.’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 GET SEVEN TO EIGHT HOURS SLEEP A NIGHT WORDS: Jo Willacy | PHOTOGRAPH: Neil Cooper ‘I’M GET TING BE FOODS AT KNOWING WHOW I KNOW N MAKE ME ILL. H FRUIT, VEG, I’M FINE WIT D FISH. IT ’S CHICKEN AN NYTHING RARE I EAT A ’ PASTRY BASED LIVING WITHT DIE A COELIAC TTER AT www.athomemagazine.co.uk SEPTEMBER 2012 | 141 http://www.athomemagazine.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
A DOCTOR’S WELCOME
NEWS UPFRONT
SAVE THE DATE
A SENSITIVE TOUCH
UNDER THE HOOD
CELEBRITY HEALTH SECRETS
THE BIG INTERVIEW
TV HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT A MARVEL
OUCH, THAT HURTS
A HAPPY HEART
WAVE GOODBYE TO SMOKING
EYE SEE!
AN EARFUL
THE LOWDOWN ON DIABETES
HARD TO STOMACH?
GUT REACTION
ARTHRITIC AND UNDER 30?
SHRINK ME
FIGHTING FIT
BREAST CANCER
BOOST YOUR BONE DENSITY
TRYING TO CONCEIVE?
VEIN HOPE
ON THE BALL
CAN HE BREAK HIS PENIS?
TIME FOR A TOP UP
ULTRA SWIFT SUPPERS
SO, YOU THINK YOU’RE EATING RIGHT?
GLUTEN-FREE FOODS ON TEST
AGE-PROOF YOUR FACE
PEARLY WHITES
COSMETIC SURGERY
COMING SOON
TOP HEALTH TIPS
WORK WELLNESS
DON’T SWEAT IT
PLANNING AHEAD
STAYING MOBILE
LAST WORD

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