The Longevity Prescription: The 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life

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The internationally revered, Pulitzer Prize-winning father of geriatric medicine offers a revitalizing plan for living a longer and better life.

The Longevity Prescription outlines eight essential facets of longevity: exercise, nutrition, mental vitality, sleep, relaxation, love and intimacy, community connections, and medical care. Based on proven discoveries, the strategies in each of these areas stretch the proceeds of the "three-decade dividend," while delaying or ...

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Overview

The internationally revered, Pulitzer Prize-winning father of geriatric medicine offers a revitalizing plan for living a longer and better life.

The Longevity Prescription outlines eight essential facets of longevity: exercise, nutrition, mental vitality, sleep, relaxation, love and intimacy, community connections, and medical care. Based on proven discoveries, the strategies in each of these areas stretch the proceeds of the "three-decade dividend," while delaying or eliminating chronic illness. With step-by-step guidance for formulating an action plan and adopting new habits and strategies, The Longevity Prescription also guides readers through special challenges, such as diabetes and cancer.

A baby boomer turns sixty every 7.6 seconds, but many of America's graying millions approach the later years of life with fear and trepidation. Emphasizing clear-cut research findings that balance physical health with emotional well-being, Butler and his colleagues offer a definitive path to whole-life happiness.

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In recent years, there has been much research on how to live longer with fewer health problems. Mark Liponis's Ultralongevity, Richard Flanigan and Kate Flanigan Sawyer's Longevity Made Simple, and Sanjay Gupta's Chasing Life all explore this research. Now Butler, president of the International Longevity Center USA and a Pulitzer Prize winner for Why Survive?: Being Old in America, enters the fold with a book that, like its predecessors, emphasizes a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and leafy green vegetables, as well as a lifestyle featuring regular exercise, sufficient sleep, reduced stress, and regular social interaction, preferably charitable. VERDICT There's nothing here that can't be found elsewhere, but Butler's name will carry weight with many readers. Libraries should buy this if they don't have any of the other titles. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/10.]—Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583334300
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert N. Butler, M.D., was the president and CEO of the International Longevity Center-USA and a professor of geriatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Why Survive? Being Old in America, he served as medical editor in chief of Geriatrics for more than a decade.
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Table of Contents

About the International Longevity Center ix

Introduction 1

Prescription I Maintain Mental Vitality 22

Prescription II Nurture Your Relationships 57

Prescription III Seek Essential Sleep 83

Prescription IV Set Stress Aside 103

Prescription V Connect with Your Community 120

Prescription VI Live the Active Life 138

Prescription VII Eat Your Way to Health 179

Prescription VIII Practice Prevention 211

Prescription IX Stay with the Strategy 249

Acknowledgments 265

Index 267

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