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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Cut Breakfast Calories

  • Whip up a low-fat yogurt and fresh-fruit milkshake.

  • Instead of using three whole eggs for an omelet, substitute one whole egg and two egg whites.

  • Try fat-free cream cheese on your bagel instead of light or regular products.

  • Use skim milk

  • Top your pancakes with fresh fruit, cranberry or applesauce and nonfat yogurt instead of butter and syrup.

  • When making French toast, substitute egg whites for half the eggs.

  • If you must eat breakfast at a fast-food restaurant, opt for pancakes instead of egg-and-sausage sandwiches.