16 Healthy Habits Cleveland Clinic Doctors Live By -- And Why You Should Too!

Physicians live longer and healthier than the general population. Here, how to follow their habits. (19 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:59PM

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16 Healthy Habits Cleveland Clinic Doctors Live By -- And Why You Should Too!

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Eat Breakfast Every Day

What the expert does: “I make eating breakfast every day easy with a few set tasty menus I know are healthy and that I can rotate when I get bored. I make sure to have protein and healthy fat at the meal. Lately I’ve been making smoothies for me and my daughter. She’s a senior in high school, so sharing that time is great, and I know she has a healthy start to her day.” -- Brenda Powell, MD, of the Center for Integrative Wellness at the Cleveland Clinic

Why you should do it: Starting the day with a healthy breakfast means more energy, a calmer, more focused mind and a healthier body. Plus, skipping meals drains your energy and leaves you feeling rundown -- and increases the chances that you’ll (a) overeat and (b) reach for unhealthy foods later.

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