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Over 50? Stop Doing These Things Right Now, Say Experts

A funny thing happens when you’re in your 50s: You feel more determined than ever to make every minute count, living life to its fullest. Eat This, Not That! Health talked with the country’s top doctors to discover the 50 Unhealthiest Habits After 50—and got their advice about how to minimize the damage from each. We don’t want you to stop living; we want you to keep living.

1. You’re Not Following Coronavirus Precautions

Our demographic has to take this quite seriously. “Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness,” reports the CDC. “Stay home if possible; wash your hands often; keep space between yourself and others (stay 6 feet away, which is about two arm lengths).” A year of this sort of inconvenience could add years to your life.