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The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer Hardcover – 1 Jun 2019
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From the Publisher
Intro: Read This First!
To make this book as userfriendly as possible, we’ve included a kind of “quick start guide” at the end of the book. While we’re hoping you’ll read this book in its entirety, we didn’t want to make it a prerequisite for improving your health. So the “CliffsNotes” section is for those of you who just want to get started. If that’s you, feel free to jump right to a chapter and begin implementing the suggestions. If and when you want to know why we recommend, just go back and read the relevant theory and research earlier in the book.
Sections of The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer, Revised:The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Do to Prevent Disease, Feel Great, and Have Optimum Health and Longevity
Rein in the Four Horsemen of Aging
If you think computers are complex, welcome to the world of aging. There are so many interconnected parts in that collection of 100 trillion cells we call our bodies that the number of possible places where things can break down is almost infinite.
And it doesn’t end there. There’s also the powerful influence of another whole ecological system of microbes that live on and in your body, a vast system that scientists call the microbiome. The influence of the microbiome on our health is an exploding area of research.
How to Keep the Key Players in Your Body Fit
Although no one would deny for a second that clarity of mind and preservation of memory are high on the desirability checklist for successful aging, life is even better when such an intact and sharp brain is accompanied by a healthy, disease-free body in which the heart beats strongly, the limbs are creak-free, and the owner of said body is able to function autonomously. The owner gets bonus points for possessing the essential qualities of happiness—a connection to others, social integration, a sense of purpose.
In this section, we will look at some of the key areas of the body that can seriously hamper your ability to live well and long should they break down and falter: the heart, brain, immune system, hormonal system, and, taken together, the muscles, joints, and bones.
The Secrets of Emotional Intelligence: underrated and Ignored—until Now
To give you an idea of the true power of community and connectedness, you need to look no further than Roseto, a close-knit little town of Italian immigrants in Pennsylvania. The study of the Roseto effect began quite by accident in the 1960s. A local doctor was having a couple of beers with the head of medicine at the University of Oklahoma and casually mentioned something he’d noticed: that heart disease in Roseto seemed to be far less prevalent than in the adjoining towns. Word of this spread among the doctor rumor mill and eventually captured the attention of some scientists, who began to seriously study cardiac mortality in Roseto. And what they found was astonishing.
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AGING
- Oxidative damage
- Glycation (Sugar)
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AGING
These four bad actors ultimately age you at the cellular level.
They damage the cells, particularly structures called the mitochondria, which are the energy factories inside the cell responsible for making ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the currency of cellular energy, a molecule used for every human activity from detoxification to blinking your eyes to dancing the mambo. Injured mitochondria mean the cells can’t do their basic operations as well and everything—from energy, to vitality, to fat burning, to detoxification—suffers.
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The only somewhat negative aspect is the book's title and the layout: Do not be turned off by the photos. The book is full of pictures of retired people enjoying life whereas this book really addresses everyone at every age. Bowden himself writes that it is not about how long we live but that we live a healthy, happy life for as long as possible. Reducing the factors of premature aging naturally leads to good health.
A synopsis of the content:
The Four Horsemen of Aging:
1. Free Radicals
The Seven Pillars of Longevity:
6. Stress reduction
7. Emotional intelligence
- keep heart in shape
- keep brain sharp
- protect & maintain strong bones, muscles and joints
- boost your immune system
Emotional Intelligence: The 7 x 3 Matrix of Healthy Aging
I would also recommend two other related books: "The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth - The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Eat and Why" also by Jonny Bowden The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Eat and Why and "The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia - A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating" by Rebecca Wood The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating. These two books complement each other and the two complement the "The most effective ways to Live Longer".
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