The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life

The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life


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The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life by Walter M. Bortz, Randall Stickrod

With a baby boomer turning sixty every ten seconds, we are rapidly becoming an aging society. But cutting edge research on the connection between age and disease shows us that many of the preconceptions we had about how to grow old need a second look. This groundbreaking book is full of take-away prescriptive advice which the nearly seventy-five million boomers in this nation will value. Top gerontologist and Stanford medical school professor Dr. Walter Bortz and co-author Randall Stickrod draw on new science and a thirty-year longitudinal study of centenarians to show that:

• Genetics plays a smaller role in aging than previously thought

• Senility, dementia, and other diseases of the elderly, are largely preventable and not an inevitable consequence of aging

• Engagement, through sexual relationships, social interaction, and professional activity, is a key factor in long, healthy lives

• Physical fitness can recover at least 30 years of aging

Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, The Roadmap to 100 gives you the power to control your own destiny and live well beyond 100.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230112056
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,260,031
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Walter Bortz, M.D. is clinical associate professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and author of Dare to Be 100. He is past co-chairman of the American Medical Association's Task Force on Aging and former president of The American Geriatric Society. A firm believer in practicing what you preach, Dr. Bortz has been a marathoner for four decades, running his 40th marathon in April 2010 in Boston at the age of 80. Bortz is a frequent face on the lecture circuit, sharing his enthusiasm for healthy living and a robust life with hundreds of audiences annually.

Randall Stickrod is a long time science and technology publisher and writer, and the founding editor of Wired.

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