The Longevity Strategy

The Longevity Strategy

How to Live to 100 Using the Brain-body Connection

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"The longevity strategy...takes specific planning for physical health, for mental acuity, for financial security, for family and friendships and for the systematic shifts in emphasis of career and avocation that keep the mind alert and spirit alive." —From the foreword by William Safire. Will you be among the growing number of people who live active and secure lives until age 100 and beyond? Today, researchers are uncovering the reasons why some people stay sharp, happy, and healthy through old age. Drawing on the latest findings about how the brain works and revealing the vital connection between the brain and the body, this groundbreaking new book offers the strategy for a longer, better life. The Longevity Strategy is a landmark collaboration between two remarkable authors: David Mahoney, a longtime business figure and the nation's foremost layman involved in brain research, and Richard Restak, M.D., a bestselling writer and nationally known neurologist and neuropsychiatrist. Sharing their knowledge and expertise, these two authorities give extraordinary insights into successful longevity. The brain-body connection is the interaction among three factors: the health of our brains, our attitudes and thought patterns, and our physical health. Mahoney and Restak explain the vital importance of handling stress properly; lifelong education and mental activity (use it or lose it!); the social connection; physical exercise (even moderate); diversifying your career; and rearranging your brain's hardwiring toward optimism. They present a workable life plan —accessible to everyone —with these goals: An optimally functioning brain in a sound body Social support systems, with nurturing family and friends. A multifaceted career and financial security. The Longevity Strategy contains 31 practical, essential tactics that will develop and enhance your longevity potential. Armed with this breakthrough book, you can live better—and live longerÆstarting now. Use the power of your brain to get the longevity attitude! I learned the hard way about the validity of the brain-body connection. The Longevity Strategy will make it a great deal easier for you to learn just what it means, too." —Mike Wallace. "Eloquent and vivid....You should read and adopt The Longevity Strategy. It could add years to your life." —Daniel Tosteson, M.D. Dean Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. "This delightful book shows you that a long healthy life is not a struggle to survive but a result of learning how to thrive. In easy-to-understand style, Mahoney and Restak translate the latest research into simple but important steps on how to live long and prosper. Unlike many books about aging, this one is not about bland diets and exhausting exercise; it's about learning how to love living." —Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Superimmunity, The Pleasure Prescription, and The Heart's Code. "Superb . . . The Longevity Strategy reads like a Poor Richard's Almanac for the next millennium. It is chock full of practical scientific knowledge that can help one become and stay healthy, wealthy, and wise." —Bart Kosko, Ph.D. Professor, University of Southern California author of the bestselling Fuzzy Thinking. "This intelligent, witty, and informative book is accessible to everyone. It may not enable us all to live 100 years, but it will help us get there. Most important, it will make the journey more rewarding." —Leon Cooper, Ph.D.,winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor and Director, Department of Physics and Neuroscience, Brown University.

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Emphasizing the connection between brain and body, the authors identify six traits shared by healthy, happy, and mentally sound elderly people and offer simple ways to develop the potential for prosperous longevity

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Mahoney, a business figure and the nation's foremost layman involved in brain research, and Restak, a neurologist and neuropsychiatrist, show how to take advantage of the connection between the brain and the body to lead a longer, better life. They explain the importance of handling stress, lifelong mental activity, social connections, physical activity, and optimism in longevity, and present a life plan for achieving a sound mind and body, a social support system, and financial security. Includes a foreword by William Safire, columnist for the New York Times . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Emphasizing the connection between brain and body, the authors identify six traits shared by healthy, happy, and mentally sound elderly people and offer simple ways to develop the potential for prosperous longevity. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, c1998.
ISBN: 9780471248675
0471248673
Branch Call Number: 613 MAH
Characteristics: xix, 250 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Restak, Richard M. 1942-

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