What’s the average human life span...72 years...78 years'Actually, science has determined that humans were designed to live120 years, and that, until now, most people died too soon.It’s also now clear that most of the maladies we commonlyassociate with aging, such as frailty, senility, and arthritisaren’t part of nature’s plan, but the result of otherfactors such as bad nutrition, disease ,and disuse. Best of all isthe news that, no matter how old you are or what shape you’rein, you can take steps to reverse the aging process that hasalready occurred in you and to slow your rate of aging in thefuture.
You’re never too old–or too young–to beginliving a longer, healthier life, and Living Longer ForDummies can show you how. Written by a leading national experton aging, it’s packed with life-changing tips on nutrition,exercise, attitude and behavior, that can help enhance and sustainyour physical and psychological well- being to age 100 and beyond.You’ll discover how to:
- Slow your rate of aging
- Reverse many of the effects of aging
- Avoid maladies associated with age
- Keep your mind and senses sharp
- Maintain limberness and muscle tone
- Keep your energy level high
- Rebound from illness
- Stay sexually active
Dr. Bortz shatters common myths about aging and explains, inplain English, what science now knows about the normal agingprocess in humans. And he explores a wide range of life-prolongingtopics, including:
- Getting good health care
- Exercising to stay healthy for life
- Eating right for a long life
- Getting adequate rest and relaxation
- Using alternative medicine and exercise techniques
- Maintaining brain-power
- Having sex to prolong your life and coping with sexualdifficulties
- Handling health crises
The number of people age 100 and older increases a whopping 8percent every year in the United States? If you choose to, you canbecome one of them someday. Let Living Longer For Dummiesshow you how.
About the Author
Walter M. Bortz, M.D., teaches at Stanford University Medical School. He is the past president of the American Geriatrics Society and a physician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Table of Contents
Introduction.PART I: The Mental and Physical Aspects of Living Longer.Chapter 1: What in the World Is Aging Anyway?Chapter 2: Getting Good Healthcare.Chapter 3: Exercising to Keep Your Health for Life.Chapter 4: Fueling Your Future with Good Food!Chapter 5: Getting Your R&R.Chapter 6: Using Alternative Medicine and ExerciseTechniques.PART II: The Psychological Aspects of Living Longer.Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Brain Power and Engaging in Life"Sense-ibly".Chapter 8: Living to Work or Working to Live?Chapter 9: Sex Matters.Chapter 10: Building Your Last Nest.PART III: Handling a Health Crisis.Chapter 11: Understanding Your Role in an EmergencySituation.Chapter 12: Making the Hospital Work for You.Chapter 13: Surgery and the Older Patient.PART IV: The Part of Tens.Chapter 14: Ten Keys to a Long, Healthy Life.Chapter 15: Ten Reasons to Get Moving.Chapter 16: Ten Best Anti-Aging Diet Tips.Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Use, Not Lose, Your Mind.Chapter 18: Ten Guidelines for Taking Medications Safely.PART V: Appendixes.Appendix A: A Guide to Medicines.Appendix B: Common Conditions and Treatments.Index.Book Registration Information.