The Longevity Quotient: How You Can Predict Your Lifespan--and Change It

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In this paperback edition of his widely praised book, Edward Schneider, M.D., one of the nation's leading experts on aging well, refutes the myth that age equals loss-of our health and physical and mental vigor. Perhaps we can't live forever, but we can control the aging process to significantly reduce our risk of disability and to feel vital and productive throughout our lifetimes.

Drawing on the latest and best aging research, Dr. Schneider has developed an innovative measure ...

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Overview

In this paperback edition of his widely praised book, Edward Schneider, M.D., one of the nation's leading experts on aging well, refutes the myth that age equals loss-of our health and physical and mental vigor. Perhaps we can't live forever, but we can control the aging process to significantly reduce our risk of disability and to feel vital and productive throughout our lifetimes.

Drawing on the latest and best aging research, Dr. Schneider has developed an innovative measure called the Longevity Quotient to assess our potential healthspan-the healthy and active part of our lifespan-based on six core components: nutrition, exercise, weight, sleep, social engagement, and hormones. We can raise our individual LQ's in any of these areas by adopting the surprisingly easy, scientifically proven strategies that Dr. Schneider recommends. By living well, we can age well-and age less.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579549862
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/14/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward L. Schneider, M.D., is dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and executive director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, both at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. A highly sought-after speaker, he lectures on aging topics nationwide.

Elizabeth Miles is a writer specializing in health and peak performance. She lives in northern California.

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