Jan 5, 2022

Interviewer: It's New Years. A lot of people make New Years resolutions. My New Years resolution this year was just live healthier, and I'm here with Dr. Tom Miller from University of Utah Hospital. As I started thinking about that simple statement I thought well, "What does live healthier mean?" So, I thought I'd ask you.

Dr. Miller: I think it's pretty straightforward:

Three Ways to Live Healthier

  1. Don't smoke.
  2. Don't drink. Or if you drink, drink just a little.
  3. Get plenty of exercise. Eat right and manage your weight.

Interviewer: All right. Do you feel that get plenty of exercise and eat right are self explanatory in your experience?

Dr. Miller: I think most people understand that. I think we all should be eating less protein, less meat and eating more vegetables.

Interviewer: So, you've basically boiled it down to three things.

Dr. Miller: Yeah, three things: Don't smoke. Don't drink. And if you drink, just drink a very little bit, that's less than an ounce of pure alcohol a day. Workout an hour a day and maintain your weight. That is, keep a body mass index between 18.5 and 25.

updated: January 5, 2022
originally published: December 30, 2014

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