How To Rebound

When LeBron James left the Miami Heat after four seasons, their fortunes went south, and now they're losing three out of every five games. But Miami's loss was the Cleveland Cavaliers' gain. King James went back to the Cavs (he'd left in 2010), and the once-sagging team is rebounding big time, winning two out of three games this season. Is this a Do-Over? Classic.

Having a second chance at getting things right, whether it's on the basketball court or with your health, is totally NBA - Nothing But Astounding! Here are three of our favorite do-overs that will make you the power guard of your well-being.

1. For effective weight control

Pay attention to portion size - even when you're eating good-for-you foods. Overeating packs on belly fat, releasing hormones that break down the blood-brain barrier, letting in toxins that may cause cognitive problems.

2. For enduring agility and strength

Love your core, but show your arms and hands affection, too. Building arm and hand strength in midlife ensures that you'll continue to have agility and strength in the long run. Start simple: Squeeze a handball or gently push and release the flat of your palm against a wall. Try four sets of 20.

3. For greater happiness

Figure out your stress solution, but avoid the ones that rebound to more stress, like overeating and drinking excessively. Some of our favorite stress solutions are massages, walks, yoga, meditation, sex with your partner, cooking - you get the picture.

© 2015 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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