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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Write It Down

What the expert does: “I write a friend every day to tell him what I eat and do for physical activity.” -- Mike Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic

Why you should do it: Writing down what you eat and how you exercise keeps you honest. There’s no way to pretend you didn’t eat those M&Ms if you’re keeping a food log! Plus, writing down what you eat makes you more aware of exactly what and how much you’re eating, which helps you make smart food choices and control portions. Sharing that information with a friend means you’re held accountable, plus you get support. Studies show that keeping a food journal and buddying up increase weight-loss success.

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