WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Dr. Mehmet Oz shared on People (the TV show!) practical tips to achieve New Year’s resolutions, including success and fitness goals.
- He revealed that “sex is the best exercise” and that it has long-term benefits.
- Oz also strongly recommended having COVID vaccines once available.
Don’t be tired of setting your New Year’s resolutions, Dr. Mehmet Oz reassures that they do work — you just “have to do them the right way.”
On his appearance on People (the TV show!), the 60-year-old television personality was telling host Kay Adams some tips to stay on track with goal-setting.
“You gotta give yourself a little confidence,” Oz said. “If you do that, you’ll be successful and 2021 will be a lot brighter than this past year.”
One practical suggestion he said was to find an “accountability partner,” and trust him or her.
He added that while pulling out all the stops, it’s important to have “someone who’s gonna hold you accountable,” instead of someone who “enables the worst parts of your personality.”
The life coach also touched on food choices and gave the classic advice of having a glass of water between alcoholic beverages. Ultimately, he said, “forget diets, start a system” and don’t be a “double-fisted” eater or drinker.
Fitness goals didn’t go unnoticed for Oz, too. He revealed that “sex is the best exercise.”
“There’s longevity benefits to sex,” Oz explained. “Every man in America should be telling the woman they love or the person they love, ‘You’re killing me if you don’t give me sex.’ This is true. We’ve got data to support it.”
With the ongoing pandemic hampering going forward to the New Year, Oz also reminded the viewers to stay on track and strongly recommended to get the vaccine when it becomes available.
“I think that it’s one of the wisest things we can do for ourselves and for our families, and definitely for our community,” he said. On his Instagram post on Monday, he shared a video showing he received vaccination.
Oz also gave an update that his mom, who was infected by COVID a few months ago, is now “doing okay.”
“I don’t wanna make it seem like it’s going well, but it’s going as well as it could. I’ve not been able to spend time with her, nor have the rest of my siblings,” he said.
He continued, “Medically she’s doing well, but emotionally it’s been very, very trying on her. She doesn’t understand, with her Alzheimer’s, the subtlety of what COVID-19 has done to destroy the social fabric of so many families, so she can’t figure out why we’re not around to support her. I think it’s people like my mom who pay the biggest price for COVID-19.”
In September, Oz shared that his 82-year-old mother, Suna, was diagnosed with COVID, which got “even worse” with her Alzheimer’s disease.
As he told PEOPLE that time, their family was clueless how Suna, who lives in Turkey, contracted the virus.