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For One Man, It's All About Prevention and Wellness
Date:12/22/2010

g a healthy lifestyle, he noted. "I do a lot of cardio," Dougherty said. "I'll run a lot, bike and the like. A lot of my friends will focus on strength building, but I think cardio is more important."

He admits, though, that it's not always easy to get enough exercise day after day. "Just going to work every day, it's hard to find time," he said. "When you get home, you're tired and want to relax."

Dougherty's solution is to not give himself a chance to relax. When he comes home, for instance, he doesn't sit down. Instead, he said, "I'll come in and throw on running shoes or head out to play basketball."

Dougherty gets regular physical checkups -- trying to see his doctor at least once a year -- and also pays attention to health problems that he's at risk for because of his family history. He comes from a very Irish, fair-skinned family, he explained, and is particularly concerned about skin health.

"My dad has had skin cancer a couple of times," he said. "I'll go and get a mole checked out if it looks suspect."

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A companion article on men's health offers more on what men can do to improve their health.

SOURCE: Adam Dougherty, Los Angeles


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