The average American goes on a couple of diets a year that last only a few months at most, according to Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic preventive cardiologist. But rather than trying to overhaul your lifestyle all at once, Dr. Kopecky recommends focusing on small steps that add up over time.
For example, Dr. Kopecky tells his patients to take one bite of something healthy every day while taking processed meat or another processed food off their plates. After a couple of years, that one-bite difference can lower the risk of having a heart attack.
In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Kopecky talks about how to make other positive changes for health and longevity, which he lays out in his book, Live Younger Longer: 6 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and More
Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D.
Dr. Stephen Kopecky is a cardiologist with specialty interest in prevention. He’s also the director of the Statin Intolerance Clinic.