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

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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 nat ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by St. Martin's Press
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Nov 25, 2012 Larry rated it really liked it
My spin instructor recommended this book, i usually shy away from any book with titles that may suggest a "Breakthrough" in anything! This however is not one of those snake-oil sales-jobs. Dr Bortz, in a short book, encapsulates in a succinct and clear manner the misconceptions about aging particularly as it relates to exercise. He covers all aspects of aging in the context of all the misconceptions we have been led to believe about the process, mental, physical, sexual etc etc., Some of what he ...more
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Jan 19, 2014 Farhana Faruq rated it liked it
Shelves: health-fitness
I'm 50-50 on this book.

There are things I liked, like his emphasis on movement (running, weight training, etc.), nutritious food intake (knowing supplements are mostly just a scam), and that going to the doctor to get a band-aid (medication and more medication) is far from living a GOOD long life.

And then there are my dislikes. His agreement with Darwin's theory, the book is actually a boring read, I personally don't think marathoners are healthy individuals (don't confuse that with runners), a
Dana Booth
Jul 03, 2015 Dana Booth rated it it was ok
My nearly 87 year old mother gave me this book and waxed poetic about it. I appreciate that it is scientifically based and seems very accurate - it was just old news to me. All this information is readily available from NPR to TIME magazine, to Dr. Oz, etc. So there was nothing new for me, but I appreciate the fact that she is keeping up on these things and is planning to make it to 100! 3 thoughts: I think he should have included the importance of sleep - this is huge for good health. I really ...more
May 13, 2015 Rachel rated it did not like it
The author presses you to run run run, because the author runs. None of the centenarians that he is so eager to study appear to have a jogging habit. Bad, misguided advice. The running studies he cites compare to "non-running subjects", which presumably includes people who don't exercise at all.

Half the book is about running, the other half discusses other subjects. It's hard to believe the other arguments after the running debacle. Healthy at 100 and The Longevity Project are both better-writte
Mar 20, 2011 Abcdarian rated it it was amazing
Excellent overview of the newest research on aging & how to do it well. For that matter, excellent for any age on how to get & stay healthy, physically, mentally, emotionally. Inspiring!
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Feb 28, 2011 Yakking Yogini rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-improvement
Good basic advice that we all learned in our highschool health class, nicely revisited to remind us what we ought to be doing to maintain our health as we enter the 30's and 40's and even 50's.
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Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Recognized as one of America’s most distinguished scientific experts on aging and longevity. Dr. Walter Bortz's research has focused on the importance of physical exercise in the promotion of robu ...more
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