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Dare to Be 100: 99 Steps to a Long, Healthy Life

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TAKE 99 STEPS TO 100 A bestselling expert on aging and geriatric care offers a prescription for achieving longevity and preserving the quality of life. In DARE to Be 100, Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., explains how and why we should all strive to be centenarians with his unique and practical program. Supported by his lifelong research, this program is broken down into the categ ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 6th 1996 by Touchstone
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David
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Natalie and I read this and owned it, about end of the 1980s. Very interesting and challenging, including guidance for sound eating and for regular exercise.
Not need to reread it. Just to practice good healthy living style.

"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
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Betty Auchard
Dr. Walter Bortz is an amazing senior citizen who runs a 30-mile race every year. He has slowed down a bit, finishing later each year but as far as I know he still takes part. He founded the Stanford Center for Aging and is an authority on how to live longer, healthier lives. He wrote another book about the diabetes dilemma in our country and is also a popular speaker in the Bay Area of California. Because I liked this book so much, I sent him my first book, (Dancing in My Nightgown) and he wrot ...more
Dvir Oren
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read a lot of books about health, and enjoyed some refreshing ideas from dare to be 100.

My favorite was your attitude makes it, you have to dare to be 100! aim for it bro.
My second favorite was the don't take it easy note, so true from my own personal experience. We need to challenge and push oursevles, work gives us meaning!

Dare to be 100
- Don’t complain about your genes. Only effects 15-20%
- Work gives meaning in life
- Work makes you live long. Don’t retire young, find the work you love
- Bel
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Conrad Haas
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health, inspiration
While Dare to be 100 reinforced many things I know, but don't always do (chopping years of my life) it inspired me to continue onward. My personal goal is to reach 87 (don't want to be greedy as the worst I have is wonderful) in comparatively good health and spirit.
Conrad Houser
May 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Quite well done and amazing current for being 12 years old. Theme is keep moving, keep involved. A worthwhile read but mostly common sense I guess senility forgets.
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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