Aging Physiology
Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being
Yoga for Healthy Aging
A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803853
The definitive resource on how to use yoga to foster your physical, mental, and emotional health for a lifetime.

Everyone would like to age with as much strength and grace as possible and now numerous studies confirm what many yoga practitioners have known for a long time: yoga practice has a remarkable impact on physical and mental health--and spiritual well-being--as you grow older. Yoga for Healthy Aging is the definitive resource on how to use yoga to foster your physical, mental, and emotional health for a lifetime.

Baxter Bell, MD, and Nina Zolotow, respected yoga teachers and authors of the popular "Yoga for Healthy Aging" blog, explain how yoga can address concerns related to strength, flexibility, balance, agility, cardiovascular health, brain health, and stress management, among other issues. They offer a safe, real-world yoga program to suit your particular needs, which includes poses, breathing practices, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Their program was developed in consultation with scientific and medical experts on aging, and allow you to focus on maintaining overall physical health and/or addressing target problem areas. Yoga for Healthy Aging is a yoga toolbox that will set you up for a lifetime of emotional and spiritual well-being.
The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight
The Longevity Diet
Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight
Paperback      ISBN: 0525534091
The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.

Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease. Longo's simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you:

- Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat
- Extend your healthy lifespan with simple everyday changes
- Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss
- Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer

Longo's healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity, The Longevity Diet is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.
Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)
Spring Chicken
Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455527440

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?

SPRING CHICKEN:
Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner.

An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.
Lifespan: Why We Age--And Why We Don't Have to
Lifespan
Why We Age--And Why We Don't Have to
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1501191977
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time's most influential people.

It's a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we've been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan?

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: "Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable."

This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs--many from Dr. David Sinclair's own lab at Harvard--that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger.

Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes--such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat--that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.
French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style & Attitude
French Women Don't Get Facelifts
The Secret of Aging with Style & Attitude
Paperback      ISBN: 1455524107
The author of the bestselling French Women Don't Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery.

With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to "the knife"-a French woman's most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all
Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
Goddesses Never Age
The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 1401945953

Though we talk about wanting to "age gracefully," the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we're programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this profoundly empowering book, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience, for both our bodies and our souls. In chapters that blend personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup lays out the principles of ageless living, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our Divine Source. Explaining that the state of our health is dictated far more by our beliefs than by our biology, she works to shift our perceptions about getting older and show us what we are entitled to expect from our later years--no matter what our culture tries to teach us to the contrary--including: -Vibrant good health -A fulfilling sex life -The capacity to love without losing ourselves -The ability to move our bodies with ease and joy -Clarity and authenticity in all our relationships--especially the one we have with ourselvesAnd she brings it all together in a 14-day Ageless Goddess Program, offering tools and inspiration for creating a healthful and soulful new way of being at any stage of life.

Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity: A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life
Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity
A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1770856315

A recent study by Brigham and Women's Hospital and the National Cancer Institute found a direct relationship between levels of physical activity and increased longevity, regardless of body weight. The results revealed that walking briskly for just 11 minutes per day was associated with a gain of 1.8 years of life expectancy, compared with doing no such activity. Walking briskly for 43 minutes a day was associated with a gain of 4.5 years Facts like this make it hard for almost anyone resisting exercise to find a reasonable excuse.

Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity: A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life is the latest addition to a best-selling series and the ideal guide to approaching and maintaining physical activity beginning at any age.

The Anatomy of... books are revolutionary for their accessibility and insight into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. As such, they meet a variety of amateur and professional needs. In all, the series' ten titles have sold more than 250,000 copies in North America. This new book will perhaps be the most enthusiastically received. After all, everyone wants to live longer. The features are:

  • Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back
  • Full-color photographs of exercises
  • Annotated full-color anatomical illustrations for all exercises
  • Identification of active, stabilizing and benefitting muscles
  • Concise how-to instructions for each exercise
  • Level-of-difficulty modifications
  • "Best For" information boxes
  • Safety tips boxes
  • Glossary of anatomical terms.

No other exercise book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Approachable, non-judgmental and accessible, it is the ideal resource for anyone who wants to live a long, healthy and active life-- and don't we all?

Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
Goddesses Never Age
The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1401945163

Though we talk about wanting to "age gracefully," the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we're programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this New York Times best-selling guide, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience, both for our bodies and for our souls. In chapters that blend personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup lays out the principles of ageless living, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our Divine Source. Explaining that the state of our health is dictated far more by our beliefs than by our biology, she works to shift our perceptions about getting older and show us what we are entitled to expect from our later years--no matter what our culture tries to teach us to the contrary--including: - Vibrant good health - A fulfilling sex life - The capacity to love without losing ourselves - The ability to move our bodies with ease and pleasure - Clarity and authenticity in all our relationships--especially the one we have with ourselves "Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn't the prescription for anti-aging," Dr. Northrup explains. "Agelessness is all about vitality, the creative force that gives birth to new life." Goddesses Never Age is filled with tools and inspiration for bringing vitality and vibrancy into your own ageless years--and it all comes together in Dr. Northrup's 14-day Ageless Goddess Program, your personal prescription for creating a healthful, soulful, joyful new way of being at any stage of life.

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide To Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
Healthy Aging
A Lifelong Guide To Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375407553

"Spontaneous Healing ." . . "Eight Weeks to Optimum Health . . . Eating Well for Optimum Health . . . The Healthy Kitchen"-in each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Now he gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other in the breadth and depth of its information and understanding. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, it is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have been the hallmarks of all his books.
At the heart of "Healthy Aging" is Dr. Weil's belief that although aging is an irreversible process, there are myriad things we can do to keep our minds and bodies in good working order through all phases of life. To that end, he draws on the new science of biogerentology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity- diet, activity, and attitude-that he has gathered firsthand from cultures around the world.
In Part One-"The Science and Philosophy of Healthy Aging"-he explains how the body ages, and he explores the impact of gender, genes, environment, and lifestyle on an individual's experience and perception of the process of aging. He describes the various would-be elixirs of life extension-herbs, hormones, and antiaging "medicines"-separating myth from fact and clearly delineating the difference between the spurious notions of preventing or reversing the process of aging and the real possibilities of inhibiting or delaying the onset of diseases that become more likely as we age. He writes movingly about the ways in which an acceptance of aging can be a significant part of doing it well, and of recognizing and appreciating the great rewards of growing older: depth and richness of experience, complexity of being, serenity, wisdom, and its own kind of power and grace.
In Part Two-"How to Age Gracefully"-Weil details an easy-to-implement Anti-inflammatory Diet that will protect the immune system and aid your body in resisting and adapting to the changes that time brings. And he provides extensive practical advice on exercise; preventive health care; stress management; physical, mental, and emotional flexibility; and spiritual enhancement-all of which can help you achieve and maintain the best health throughout the lifelong process of aging.
"Healthy Aging"-a book for people of "all" ages-is Andrew Weil's most important and far-reaching book yet.

Prime-Time Health: A Scientifically Proven Plan for Feeling Young and Living Longer
Prime-Time Health
A Scientifically Proven Plan for Feeling Young and Living Longer
Paperback      ISBN: 0316035394

Twelve years ago, renowned physician and author Dr. William Sears was diagnosed with cancer. He, like so many people, wanted -- and needed -- to take control of his health. Dr. Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life -- and it worked.

Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program in Prime-Time Health. This engaging and deeply informative book will motivate readers to make crucial behavior and lifestyle changes. Dr. Sears explores how to keep each body system healthy and delay those usual age-related changes. Written in Dr. Sears's wise, accessible, and entertaining voice, Prime-Time Health is a practical program to help you live your best life possible-pain-free, disease-free, stress-free, and medication-free.