Dr. Mehmet Oz is getting a new show starting Sept. 14, inspiring Esquire to ask Oprah’s favorite physician how to watch the tube in the healthiest way possible. His recommendations:
- Drink water—Take advantage of the opportunity: you won’t mind its blandness when your focus is elsewhere.
- Munch on nuts—particularly walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds. Their monounsaturated fats are good to clear arteries and raise serotonin levels.
- Get some exercise—Do 10 push-ups during commercial breaks. Not only will the exertion make the most of “boring downtime,” the hard work will encourage you to turn off the TV sooner.
- Stretch to stay loose—Sit up, fold your hands behind your head, and move your elbows back to “open your chest.”