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Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging

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Over a decade ago, a landmark ten-year study by the MacArthur Foundation shattered the stereotypes of aging as a process of slow, genetically determined decline. Researchers found that that 70 percent of physical aging, and about 50 percent of mental aging, is determined by lifestyle, the choices we make every day. That means that if we optimize our lifestyles, we can live ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Greenleaf Book Group Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Dana
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: health-and-diet
I received this book free to review from Netgalley. I do not think this book is for the general public. It refers frequently to a MacArthur Foundation study and to Masterpiece Living. I looked those up and it looks like Masterpiece Living is a group of retirement communities. I think that this book is probably best for the people who live in those retirement communities because it seems to be aimed at those people and advertising that lifestyle.
Linda
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don't know when I got this book, but I pulled it out to read recently. I like the premise that getting old doesn't have to mean becoming nothing but sick and useless. The books proposes that as we get older, we can remain viable until shortly before we die. We can maintain a life that is active mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. I like the idea of senior communities that don't treat you as failing and ill, but engage you on all levels. A year ago, I couldn't hardly walk down my dr ...more
Lisa Shultz
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book has a personal inventory towards the beginning to see how you are doing on 12 key items that lead to successful aging. Then there is a chapter that expounds on each one. Here is a summary:
1. Move your body
2. Have face to face conversation
3. Learn or do something new
4. Be proud of how you spend your day
5. Eat fruits, vegetable, nuts (5 or more servings a day)
6. Keep your weight within 10 pounds of what it was at age 18
7. Stop rushing
8. Stop worrying
9. Focus on what you are doing
10. Get q
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Catherine V.
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this book of aging insight, an interestingly, helpful, sharing of valuable perspective.
Megaan Cianci
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Great title, nothing really new under the sun as far as the content but it's a good comprehensive summary of what is out there regarding ageing and what it really means to age. ...more
Jo Carol
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent. Gives you a really positive outlook on aging.
Danielle Palli
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The timing of this book was particularly profound for me. As I'm now entering the "40-something" category, and beginning to see those visible signs of aging, I began to question how I can keep improving physically, intellectually and spiritually as I continue to age. Many of my friends are also becoming caretakers of their parents and grandparents, and looking for ways to encourage their loved ones to remain socially engaged and active in the community. This book is a roadmap for people of all a ...more
Brittany Calvert
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has a strong variety of storytelling, information sharing, and motivation for us to hold dear as we age. We're all aging all the time! That's what it means to continually grow! This book is for anyone and everyone who simply wants to age in a better way and view aging as the blessing that it is. Highly recommended! ...more
Nancy
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fascinating guide about transforming the aging process. Highly recommended.
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