Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

A Lifelong Guide to your Physical and Spiritual Well-being

Book - 2005
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A unique book about aging that draws on the science of biogerontology as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity, from the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil.

In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living.
 
With detailed information on:
-Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil's guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle
-Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension -- herbs, hormones, and anti-aging "medicines"
-Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body
-Understanding the science behind the aging process
-Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones
 
Healthy Aging features a glossary, an appendix summarizing the Anti-Inflammatory Diet and an appendix of additional resources.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307277541
9780375407550
0375407553
0307277542
Characteristics: vi, 293 p. ; 25 cm

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Jun 19, 2014

I really liked this book for an intro to aging for public health, but it does require some supplemental readings. Focuses more on the context of individual health, but also has a good discussion of how this topic is seen within our society.

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