The Complete Idiot's Guide to Your True Age [NOOK Book]


Are you younger, or older, than you think?

Nobody wants to acknowledge that dreaded number on their driver's license, yet chronological age is only one aspect of what determines a person's 'true age'. Just as we all possess multiple intelligences, we also have multiple ages that make up our 'true age'. Expert authors Partnow and Hyman ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Your True Age

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Are you younger, or older, than you think?

Nobody wants to acknowledge that dreaded number on their driver's license, yet chronological age is only one aspect of what determines a person's 'true age'. Just as we all possess multiple intelligences, we also have multiple ages that make up our 'true age'. Expert authors Partnow and Hyman explain just what factors make up these multiple ages, and provide practical insight on ways to improve the scores in each area.

?Includes easy quizzes to help readers determine their 'true age profile'

?Addresses medical, educational, sexual, and familial issues, and many More

?A fun and engaging take on cultivating optimal health and well-being

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440653544
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Elaine Bernstein Partnow is the author of The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® to Great Quotes for All Occasions.

Judith Partnow Hyman, Ph.D. has run a family practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Encino, California for 25 years.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Explanations 1

1 What Is an "Age Quotient"? 3

What Is Age? 4

The Journey of Aging 4

The Changes Age Brings 5

Natural Aging 6

The Media and the Mess of Age 8

The Language of Age 9

Nonageist Terminology 10

2 What Is "True Age"? 13

True Age Discoveries 13

The Quizzes 15

Optimal AQs 16

Scoring 17

Your True Age 18

Part 2 Physical Age Quotients 19

3 Medical True Age 21

Your Medical True Age Quiz 22

Scoring 24

Interpreting Your Score 25

Is Aging a Disease? 25

Your Own Drumbeat 26

Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet 27

Get Regular Exercise 28

Follow These Simple Rules 28

A Pound of Flesh 28

Dealing with Stress 30

The Vise of Vice 32

Pill Mania 32

Smoking Scandal 32

Liquor Is Quicker 33

The Change 34

4 Physical Fitness True Age 37

Your Physical Fitness True Age Quiz 38

Scoring 40

Interpreting Your Score 41

Defining Physical Fitness 42

The Importance of Digestion 43

Food, Glorious Food 44

Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me 47

Checking What Kind of Shape You're In 48

Keep Your Body Moving 48

5 Sexuality True Age 53

Your Sexuality True Age Quiz 54

Scoring 56

Interpreting Your Score 57

Sex Lore 58

How Much Is Enough? 59

Masturbation 60

Other Aspects of Sex 62

Before Foreplay 63

6 Brain Fitness True Age 67

Your Brain Fitness True Age Quiz 68

Scoring 70

Interpreting Your Score 71

Brain Controls 72

Brain Responses 72

Understanding Memory 74

Brain Aerobics 75

Brain Anaerobics 77

The Heart-Brain Connection 78

Part 3 Your Inner Workings 81

7 Self-Image True Age 83

Your Self-Image True Age Quiz 84

Scoring 86

Interpreting Your Score 87

Roles People Play 87

Self-Reflections 89

RaisingUp the Self-Image 91

Changes and Expectations 94

Acceptance 95

8 Spirituality True Age 97

Your Spiritual True Age Quiz 98

Scoring 100

Interpreting Your Score 101

What Is Spirituality? 102

The Hierarchy of Needs 104

The Practice of Spirituality 107

Rituals and Celebrations 107

Prayers and Blessings 108

Meditation 109

Gratitude 110

Finding Your Spiritual Path 110

9 Future True Age 113

Your Future True Age Quiz 114

Scoring 117

Interpreting Your Score 118

Dealing with Change 118

Before and After 119

Tools to Make Transitions 120

Education: Your Key to the Future 122

Preparing for the Future 124

Securing Your Future 124

Planning the End 125

Making Transitions 126

Part 4 The World Around You 127

10 Singleness True Age 129

Your Singleness True Age Quiz 130

Scoring 132

Interpreting Your Score 133

Living Alone 134

Building Relationships 136

Alternative Choices 137

Good Friends 138

Single Parenthood 139

Widowhood 141

Someone to Share With 142

11 Significant Other True Age 145

Your Significant Other True Age Quiz 146

Scoring 148

Interpreting Your Score 149

Love 149

Marriage and Other Long-Term Relationships 151

Tender Loving Care 152

Sex, Money, and Relationships 154

Divorce 156

12 Family True Age 159

Your Family True Age Quiz 160

Scoring 162

Interpreting Your Score 163

The Family Unit 164

Parent to Your Children, Child to Your Parent 165

Parenting 167

Siblings: Oh, Brother, Oh, Sister! 170

The Changing Family 171

13 Social True Age 173

Your Social True Age Quiz 174

Scoring 176

Interpreting Your Score 177

The Importance of Friends 178

The Art of Listening 179

Being an Active Listener 180

Mirroring 180

Checkups 181

Reevaluating Friendships 181

Leisure Time Activities 183

Personality Review 185

Look to Others for a View of Yourself 185

Let Your Hair Down 186

Be Adventurous 187

14 Financial True Age 189

Your Financial True Age Quiz 190

Scoring 192

Interpreting Your Score 193

Job Satisfaction 194

Make Work Fun 194

Personalize Your Space 195

Considering a Career Change 196

Look at Your Options 196

Write a Resume 197

Get Your Name Out There 197

Hone Your Skills 198

Self-Employment 199

Keep an Open Mind 201

Money, Money, Money 202

Retirement and Financial Planning 204

15 Community True Age 205

Your Community True Age Quiz 206

Scoring 208

Interpreting Your Score 209

Civic Duties 209

Volunteer Your Time 210

Improve Your Own Neighborhood 211

Engage in Politics 212

Keep Up with Culture 213


A Glossary 215

B Recommended Resources 219

Index 225

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