50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life: Everyday Techniques from the Forefront of Science

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Jun 1, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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In 2011, the first wave of the 76 million Baby Boomers will reach age 65, and one in three American adults will be senior citizens. Everyone wants to know how to live the healthiest and longest life.

50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life is an easy-to-comprehend resource packed with the most amazing health discoveries from the forefront of science. It leaves readers inspired to take active roles in extending their own lives and improving their own health.

Each chapter contains a different way to extend your life, plus a "Making It Real" section that tells readers what they specifically can do to achieve these benefits.

50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life offers fresh perspectives and intriguing information, even on those frequently covered topics like exercise and diet. This book is an affordable, easy-to-assimilate book that will help people add years and vigor to their life.
 

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There's no need to approach the Golden Years with dread, according to science/health journalist Bohan and health aficionado Thompson. The authors contend that a barrage of confusing scientific ... Read full review

Contents

1 Envision a Long Life
1
2 Stay Hungry
6
3 Skip a Meal
10
4 Walk Through a Long Life
14
5 Defy the Stereotypes
18
6 Supplement Smartly
23
7 Rediscover Aspirin
28
8 Build Strong Bones
33
29 Rough It
137
30 Choose Your Fish Carefully
142
31 Avoid Alzheimers
147
32 Toast to Your Health
152
33 Watch Your Back
157
34 Eat Less Meat
162
35 Win the Weight War
167
36 Downsize Your Plate
172

9 Stay Connected
38
10 Lend a Hand
43
11 Take Time for Tea
47
12 Shed Your Stress
52
13 Get Physical
57
14 Join the Resistance
62
15 Keep Your Arteries Clean
67
16 Halt Hypertension
72
17 Dodge Diabetes
77
18 Prevent Colon Cancer
82
19 Protect Your Prostate
87
20 Rise and Dine
92
21 Gain the Upper Hand on Breast Cancer
97
22 Detect Breast Cancer Early
102
23 Stay Young with Strong Legs
107
24 Find Your Place in the Sun
112
25 Fight Back with Folic Acid
117
26 Eat Like a Caveman
122
27 Forage for Fruits
127
28 Get into Grains
132
37 Rest Your Weary Soul
177
38 Keep the Faith
182
39 Live with Purpose
187
40 Get the Right Touch
192
41 Heed Your Homocysteine
197
42 Just Say Om
202
43 Visit Mother Nature
207
44 Win an Oscar
212
45 Look on the Bright Side
217
46 Choose Your Fats Wisely
222
47 Mine for Minerals
227
48 Get Out of the Hospital Alive
232
49 Dont Become a Statistic
237
50 Dont Dwell on Genes
242
Bibliography
247
Index
283
About the Authors
288
Back Cover
289
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Suzanne Bohan is an experienced health and science journalist. She serves as a correspondent for the Sacramento Bee and worked as a health reporter for ANG Newspapers. She's also contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and National Public Radio's San Francisco affiliate, KQED. She's won several journalism awards, most recently the 2005 David Perlman Award for Excellence in Medical Journalism. Bohan earned a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in biology from San Francisco State University.

Glenn Thompson, a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Business, received his law degree from Santa Clara University. He practiced law for two decades while owning and operating radio stations. He's also a devoted student of health and longevity, and has served as a health advocate. Publishing a book about simple ways people can extend their lives has been a goal for more than a decade.

The authors are married and live in Mill Valley, California.

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