Item description for Living Longer for Dummies by Bortz...
What's the average human life span...72 years...78 years? Actually, science has determined that humans were designed to live 120 years, and that, until now, most people died too soon. It's also now clear that most of the maladies we commonly associate with aging, such as frailty, senility, and arthritis aren't part of nature's plan, but the result of other factors such as bad nutrition, disease, and disuse. Best of all is the news that, no matter how old you are or what shape you're in, you can take steps to reverse the aging process that has already occurred in you and to slow your rate of aging in the future.
You're never too old-or too young-to begin living a longer, healthier life, and "Living Longer For Dummies" can show you how. Written by a leading national expert on aging, it's packed with life-changing tips on nutrition, exercise, attitude and behavior, that can help enhance and sustain your physical and psychological well- being to age 100 and beyond. You'll discover how to: Slow your rate of agingReverse many of the effects of agingAvoid maladies associated with ageKeep your mind and senses sharpMaintain limberness and muscle toneKeep your energy level highRebound from illnessStay sexually active
Dr. Bortz shatters common myths about aging and explains, in plain English, what science now knows about the normal aging process in humans. And he explores a wide range of life-prolonging topics, including: Getting good health careExercising to stay healthy for lifeEating right for a long lifeGetting adequate rest and relaxationUsing alternative medicine and exercise techniquesMaintaining brain-powerHaving sex to prolong your life and coping with sexual difficultiesHandling health crises
The number of people age 100 and older increases a whopping 8 percent every year in the United States? If you choose to, you can become one of them someday. Let "Living Longer For Dummies" show you how.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2001
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764553356 ISBN13 9780764553356 UPC 785555054578
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More About Bortz
Walter M. Bortz, M.D., teaches at Stanford University Medical School. He is the past president of the American Geriatrics Society and a physician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Reviews - What do customers think about Living Longer for Dummies?
Living Longer and Better! Apr 26, 2001
I have read many books on healthy aging and longevity and Dr. Bortz has written the very best! He gives the latest information on exercise, diet, rest, medication use, and dealing with a health crisis. He manages to do this in a friendly style,occasionlyy bringing in his own personal experiences along with his suggestions on getting the most out of life. I think everyone will enjoy the discussions on sex, maintaining your brain power, and the use of alternative medicine as it relates to older people. It's a worthwhile book for everyone - smart, dummie. old or young!