A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active by Edward H. Thompson Jr., Lenard W. Kaye |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active

A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active

by Edward H. Thompson Jr., Lenard W. Kaye
     
 

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As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a

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As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective.

Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kaye—a medical sociologist and a gerontologist and social worker—offer invaluable information in four parts: • "Managing Our Lives" describes the actions men can take to stay healthy. Here is information about how to eat well, reduce stress, and stay active for better overall health.• "Mind and Body" considers how physical health and state of mind are connected. It explores sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearance—and explains how all of these factors affect mental health. • "Bodily Health" examines how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. It covers the body from head to toe and reviews how to manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions. • "Living with Others" shows the importance of interacting with friends and family. Topics include sexual intimacy, friendship, and caregiving, as well as how men can make the best decisions about end-of-life issues for themselves and their loved ones.

Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years "winding down," this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or more—by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/02/2013
College of the Holy Cross medical sociologist Thompson and University of Maine gerontologist and professor of social work Kaye offer a helpful, upbeat guide that covers major health problems, preventative care, and social and spiritual concerns that contribute to good health. The authors have vetted the text with numerous medical professionals and base their discussions on extensive research. They begin with chapters devoted to health management, emphasizing the importance of staying active, eating healthy food, and maintaining social connections. Moderation of alcohol consumption, eliminating tobacco use, and developing spiritual practices are also repeatedly suggested as preventative measures. Alongside obvious subjects like cancer and heart disease, the authors discuss sexuality, holistic medicine, retirement, and caregiving. They conclude with a discussion of end-of-life matters, such as wills and advance directives. Though there is no discussion of vegetarian diets, for instance, and coverage of diseases is limited to the most common ones, this is a valuable resource for all middle-aged and older men. 51 b&w illus. (Nov.)
Metapsychology - Christian Perring

It provides not just information,... but also a distinctive way of thinking about the health of aging men. This book does not just reproduce the same information that is available in similar guides, and it should be useful to both men and their families in addressing their health problems.

Bangor Daily News - Ardeana Hamlin

The authors refute the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years ‘winding down.’ The book was written to help men reinvent themselves once, twice or more by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities.

Bangor Daily News - Carol Higgins Taylor

This book is the perfect gift for the man who seemingly has everything except maybe a handle on his own health... It’s a worthwhile investment in your male loved ones’ health and life. Husbands, sons and anyone else you love will be sure to benefit from the wisdom between these pages.

Wall Street Journal

Covers almost everything you need to know, but might be afraid to ask, about keeping fit mentally, physically, socially, intellectually and sexually through the decades.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Dave Greenslit

While the book is packed with information, it is written for the layman, with charts and graphs to make things even easier to digest.

The Senior List

Although the title says otherwise, there are many things in this top book on health aging that applies to both sexes.

Fifty Plus Advocate - Brian Goslow

The good news is that even a man who has ignored his health for most, if not all of his life, can by making major changes in his daily routine and reversing destructive habits, can generally earn back years he might otherwise have lost.

Independent IE - Graham Clifford

This guide is an exhaustive review of current research into health ageing from a man's perspective, carried out over four years and vetted by medical professionals.

The Times

Men would live happier, longer lives if they were better informed about how to look after themselves after 40.

Nursing Times - Ibadete Fetahu

This is a well written book that is easy to pick up and get reading. The style and structure allow you to look for things that you might want to know the answer to, or to browse through looking for bits of interest.

Library Journal
★ 02/01/2015
Thompson (emeritus, sociology, Coll. of the Holy Cross) and gerontologist Kaye (sociology, director, Center of Aging, Univ. of Maine) outline detailed information that is important to men who want to age well. Areas covered include staying active, changes in the mind and body, cognitive health, diabetes, sleep, and other areas of bodily health. (LJ 10/15/13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421410579
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
584
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Edward H. Thompson, Jr., is professor emeritus of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. Lenard W. Kaye is a professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine.

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