Two of the world's leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings.
All the money in the world doesn't mean a thing if we can't get out of bed. And the healthiest body in the world won't stay that way if we're frazzled about five figures worth of debt. TODAY Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection between health and wealthgiving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives.
The same principles that allow us to achieve a better body will allow us to do the same for our investment portfolio. For instance, physical and financial stability comes down to the same equation: Inflow versus outflow. Do we burn more calories than we ingest? Likewise, are we making more money than we spend? The authors detail scientific ways to improve our behavior so that the answers tilt in the readers' favor. They also offer ways to beat the system by automating how we do things and limiting our decisions in the face of too much food or too much debt.
Chatzky and Roizen provide a plan for both financial independence and biological strength with action steps to get you there.
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About the Author
Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker. She is the TODAY Show's financial expert, and has appeared on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The View, among others. She blogs at jeanchatzky.com.
Dr. Michael Roizen is an American anesthesiologist and internist and is the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. He became famous for developing the "RealAge" concept and is the co-author of five New York Times bestsellers, including You: The Owners Manual.
Ted Spiker has co-authored a dozen books including the bestselling series The Abs Diet and You: The Owners Manual.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Age Proof Your Life xv
Part I System Checks: The Science of Diagnostics 1
Why we all need a thorough once-over before we make any significant changes
Chapter 1 Body Checks 7
These tests will give you a snapshot of your overall health to tell you where you are and how far you need to go
Chapter 2 Your Fiscal Physical 23
A bank balance isn't the only financial figure you need to keep your eye on. These tests will help you survey your complete monetary landscape.
Part II Breaking Bad Behavior: The Science of Habits 39
Changing your daily deeds isn't a matter of will, but a matter of reengineering
Chapter 3 Here's Your Change 47
To improve your financial picture, make these your top five priorities
Chapter 4 Time for Good Behavior 61
You can strategize your way to a healthy body by making these your top health priorities
Part III Pressure Situations: The Science of Stress: The Science of Inflow and Outflow 71
You have to work against your biological impulses to beat back the greatest threat to your health and wealth
Chapter 5 We Can't Stress This Enough 75
Being frazzled is no fun-and no good for your health. But don't worry: we've got some solutions right here.
Chapter 6 Feeling Spent 88
The biggest way to combat financial stress is through a windfal of information
Part IV Team Works: Science of "Us" 103
They're both private and personal, yes, but health and wealth have to be team sports
Chapter 7 Your People Portfolio 110
One of your greatest investments will be choosing the makeup of your financial team
Chapter 8 Inside Your Health Huddle 125
A strong medical team can help heal you-long before you need it for illness care
Part V Survival Instinct: The Science of Inflow and outflow 147
Why you're not designed to have a balanced body or budget-and how you can make sure that you do
Chapter 9 The Energy Equation 151
Your body's fuel-pumping it in and burning it off
Chapter 10 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication
Make more, spend less, and watch your wealth grow exponentially
Part VI Go Time: The Science of Catching Up 201
No matter what you've done in the past, it's never too late (till you're six feet under) to get the body or bank account you want
Chapter 11 Making Up for Lost Coin 207
When you have to play financial catch-up, some strategies will help you get back in the game 207
Chapter 12 Never Too Late 221
Steps to take to reverse bad health situations
Part VII Making a Living: The Science of Working 239
Why what you do influences how healthy you are
Chapter 13 Being Worked to Death Life 245
How to make your day job a healthy one
Chapter 14 Paid in Full 256
How to make the most of your health and retirement benefits (even when you're paying for them yourself)
Part VIII Domestic Engineering: The Science of Home 271
Finding peace-and financial security-amid the chaos of your castle (and using that castle as a supplementary retirement safety net)
Chapter 15 Home Bases 275
Your favorite comfort zone should also be your first-line health zone
Chapter 16 Home Runs 288
You put a lot of money into that place you lay your head; if you plan right, it can give you something substantial back
About the Authors 327
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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The authors offer us a very fresh, novel and brilliant perspective on the convergences between health and wealth, as well as how to implement them based on common principles. It is the first book I have knowledge that brings together both relevant topics in human life and integrates them through 8 ways to manage them with smart tactics to make good decisions. The premise of the authors is the current reality where life expenctancy has increased significantly and most middle-aged adults are not planning a financial longevity that allows us to face a much longer, dignified, happy and with sufficient age means. Although I want to mention that the circumstances are different for our children, that due to pollution, destruction of ecohabitats, processed foods and pesticides, the statistics point to a deterioration in the quality of their life with respect to our generation, therefore they are facing new health conditions such as high chances of having cancer and a very competitive fast-paced economy. I totally agree with the authors that it requires new ways of thinking, new strategies and developing a new set of skills. The value of this book is that they propose a way to achieve good health and prolonged wealth for more decades, accompanied by a reduction of the stress associated with these topics. My gratitude to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book