Live Better While You Age: Tips and Tools for a Healthier, Longer Life

Live Better While You Age: Tips and Tools for a Healthier, Longer Life

by James W. Jones

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Obviously, reasonable people want to enjoy robust lives, free from the ravages of aging and aging-related diseases. The question is how to secure that admirable goal. Numerous books address preserving health but none is comprehensive and approaches successful aging from a scientific evidence-based methodology. Invariably, piecemeal attempts describe aspects of attaining health from fitness, emotional aspects, or, most commonly diet and they offer authoritative opinions.

This effort’s resolve is to provide the reader with a primer that includes principles necessary for living a better life. We’re all familiar with the idea that all things happen for a reason. Amazingly, we generally apply that wisdom to everything in our lives, except our bodies, and yet we should. If we concentrate on the reasons certain behaviors are beneficial or harmful, we can better address our health issues. With scientific evidence-based facts, people can design their best life-style approach. Readers are not automatons expected to follow a specific program; instead, they will learn to understand the underpinnings of aging and then they will better understand how to age successfully.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442269590
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/16/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

James W. Jones, MD, PhD, MHA, is a well-known cardiovascular surgeon and award-winning medical educator. Now retired from surgery, Jones is still recognized nationally and internationally among vascular surgeons for his work in medical ethics and holds the title of Visiting Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Baylor College of Medicine. He was the ethics editor and submitted regular articles to the prestigious Journal of Vascular Surgery for fifteen years. His career as a Board Certified cardiovascular surgeon, cell biology scientist, and department chair was further distinguished by his participation in research studies and the publication of hundreds of medical papers. In addition, Jones has co-edited or co-authored several books including Surgical Ethics and The Ethics of Surgical Practice. As a well-established expert in his field, Jones has been interviewed by major media including by Peter Jennings on ABC World News. He is regularly tapped as a speaker for national and international meetings of vascular surgeons. You can visit his website at

Table of Contents

Part One: The Aging Body
1: Motivation Inspiration: Stop, Breathe, Think, Then Act.
2: Celebrating the Leaven of Life—Health: How to find it and Keep it.
3: Keeping Alive: Vital Keys of Age-related Disease
4: What Keeps You Alive? The Miracle of Metabolism:
5: Inflammation: the Crucible of Age-related Disease:
6: Clogged Pipes and tire blowouts: Lifeblood of Vascular Disease
7: Making Dementia Make Sense: Shoring up the Senior Brain:
Part Two: Lifestyle Changes and Prevention
8: Lifestyle-Related Ailments: Living Better Longer
9: The Magic of a Dynamic Life: How to Get Your MOJO back:
10: Ingestion Suggestion: Your Food Can Save Your Cells.
11: Get Out: The Health Benefits of an Optimized Social Life
12: The Essentials About Essential Hypertension
13: Happiness: What is it? How does one grab it and maximize it?
Part Three: Medical Care and Management
14: Understanding the Basics of How Medical Care Works.
15: Red Flags: Early Alerts for Age-Related Diseases
16: Practical Medication Information:
17: Everything You Wanted to Know About Supplements but Didn’t Know Who to Ask.
18: Planning a Good Finale

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