The Longevity Prescription
The 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life
ISBN 9781101187791 | 288 pages | 27 May 2010 | Avery Trade Paperback | 18 - AND UP
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The internationally revered, Pulitzer Prize-winning father of geriatric medicine offers a revitalizing plan for living a longer and better life."Dr. Butler has given us a practical and important strategy for successful aging."
The Longevity Prescription outlines eight essential facets of longevity: exercise, nutrition, mental vitality, sleep, relaxation, love and intimacy, community connections, and medical care. Based on proven discoveries, the strategies in each of these areas stretch the proceeds of the "three-decade dividend," while delaying or eliminating chronic illness. With step-by-step guidance for formulating an action plan and adopting new habits and strategies, The Longevity Prescription also guides readers through special challenges, such as diabetes and cancer.
A baby boomer turns sixty every 7.6 seconds, but many of America's graying millions approach the later years of life with fear and trepidation. Emphasizing clear-cut research findings that balance physical health with emotional well-being, Butler and his colleagues offer a definitive path to whole-life happiness.
"Written by the world's foremost expert in the field, Dr. Butler's how- to guide can lead to your own more enjoyable and productive senior years."
-Senator John Glenn
"In this wonderful book, Dr. Robert Butler, one of the world's great figures in the study of aging, builds a much-needed bridge between our scientific understanding of aging and practical information for individuals and policy makers. Drawn from his own experience and from his many years as the founding director of the National Institute on Aging at the NIH and then later at the International Longevity Center, Dr. Butler's book offers a rare distillation of the principles for a long and healthy life."
-Stanley Prusiner, M.D., Nobel laureate in medicine and physiology, University of California, San Francisco
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