For centuries, people have searched for a fountain of youth but what if the secret to staying young is not so mysterious after all? Staying younger longer could be as simple as laughing more often, flossing your teeth, and taking a new look at aspirin. We talk to one of the world’s foremost experts on the human body, Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the YOU books and cofounder of RealAge.com, about health routines that can take years off your looks and add them to your life. More about Dr. Michael Roizen: Michael F. Roizen, MD, is cofounder of RealAge and chairman of the RealAge Scientific Advisory Board. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital and completed a tour of duty in the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Irv Kopin and Nobel Prize winner Julius Axelrod. He is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is 59 calendar years of age, but his RealAge is 41.2. Dr. Roizen is past chairman of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor of six medical journals. He has published more than 155 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and 4 medical books, including a medical best-seller. He has also received 12 U.S. patents and several foreign patents. His first general-audience book, RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? (HarperCollins Publishers) became a New York Times #1 best-seller and was awarded the Best Wellness Book of 1999 by the Books for a Better Life Awards. RealAge has been translated into more than 20 languages and was #1 in four other countries. His follow-up, The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat (HarperCollins), written with Dr. John La Puma, also became a New York Times best-seller in April 2001. His third book was Cooking the RealAge Way (Harper Collins), also with Dr. La Puma, and he published an update to the original RealAge book, The RealAge Makeover (HarperCollins) in 2004. His most recent books are The RealAge Workout, YOU: The Smart Patient and YOU: The Owners Manual, the latter two written with Dr. Mehmet Oz and both New York Times best-sellers. Dr. Roizen has given over 1,200 lectures to professional medical groups and has been recognized with over 20 professional lectureships. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show 4 times, Today 17 times, 20/20, CBN, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, The Montel Williams Show, and PBS. He was also featured in magazines including Fortune, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Prevention. Dr. Roizen still practices anesthesiology and internal medicine, using the RealAge metric to motivate his patients. He has personally delivered medical care to 8 Nobel Prize winners, 340 former smokers, over 100 Fortune 500 CEOs and CFOs, and countless others. He has been listed in the Best Doctors in America since 1989. His wife is a developmental pediatrician, also listed in the Best Doctors in America. The Roizens have two children: Jenny, a recent Williams graduate and PhD graduate student at California Institute of Technology, and Jeffrey, an MD/PhD student at Washington University.