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Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond Kindle Edition

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Length: 260 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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“It’s not about staying young, but aging well. Rosensweig and Liu, a finance professor and a business journalist, respectively, offer a “holistic approach to aging smart,” just as the Baby Boomer generation begins to reach retirement age. The authors artfully combine factual health and financial information with spiritual and inspirational suggestions (as seen in chapters like “Practice Optimism” and “Nurturing Your Soul”) to comprise a comprehensive strategy for getting the most out of your senior years. Incorporated into the text are the perspectives of aging experts, including psychologists, anthropologists and medical scientists. More interesting are the inspirational stories from successful and famous people–including Jimmy Carter and longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown–who are still creative, energetic and productive at age 60, 70, even 80+. Readers will also benefit from the solid financial advice in the closing chapters, which include practical information on saving, investing taxes and more. Those in their middle and upper years will appreciate this upbeat guide to aging happily and healthily.” 

 --Kirkus Reports

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Americans are embracing an entirely new way of aging: one that's based on staying productive, staying active, and staying young in body and mind. Jeffrey A. Rosensweig and Betty Liu share strategies for bringing together all the elements of a long, happy, fulfilling, connected life. Starting today, you'll learn how to take advantage of the latest sciences of health and longevity... leverage today's most powerful techniques for protecting your financial security... find or keep the work you love... pursue a path to deepen your own personal spirituality, whatever form it may take. No Pink Pants is packed with easy-to-use tips and guidelines for everything from your portfolio to your medical insurance. The heart of the book: intimate interviews with individuals celebrated for what they've learned about getting better with age:  powerful role models ranging from Jimmy Carter to Helen Gurley Brown, Robert Mondavi to C. Everett Koop. Learn from their experiences; then use this book's easy worksheets to take control of your own future!


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  • File Size: 607 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (March 28, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 28, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,061,177 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
What I most appreciate about this book is that it is uplifting in its sensibility. It isn't trying to provide us aging baby-boomers with some magic pill or breakthrough way of living that will defy the calendar. It is written for practical people who want to look at their whole life as they prepare for the decades when they can enjoy their senior discounts. The book begins by recounting the story of a retired executive who took on another high-powered job because he didn't like the way the retirees he knew drifted into wearing pink pants. He swore he would never wear pink pants and the authors encourage us to make the same commitment.

The authors start with a sensible and moderate approach to the care of body. While we all get new aches and pains and many have to cope with new conditions and illnesses, there are sensible ways to manage them and to give yourself the best shot at not contributing to new limitations. Moderate exercise, a sensible moderate approach to diet, and keeping an active, engaged, and curious mind are all important factors in keeping yourself active and able to enjoy your life. The only extreme they want you to take is lowering stress (without becoming slack).

The second focus is on your "soul" (in the current squishy way of referring to your emotional well-being). This is about staying engaged with other people, finding a purpose (being engaged with a community organization, a job, or something to keep you outside yourself), and enjoying your life.

The last section focuses on practical finance. It is absolutely important to stay focused on maintaining the means to support yourself as you age.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 22, 2011
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"Some extremely curious people can't bear to go a day without learning something new."

Working beyond age 65 may become the norm in the not so distant future. "Age Smart" gives many practical ideas on how to stay young longer. This book addresses physical, mental, financial and spiritual considerations. The author's believe that 70 percent of the aging process is under your control. They give practical advice like how you should exercise for thirty minutes a day seven days a week. They explain how to read ingredient lists so you eat better and encourage the reader to eat foods in their natural state. There is also some information on why diets don't work and how lifestyle changes are needed for long-term health. Some of the most interesting sections of the book consist of interviews with people who have aged well. It is interesting to note that some people did not find their ideal career until well into their forties. Also it seems there are some things that will make you live longer like having a good sense of humor. I wouldn't recommend this book as the only book you read on aging but there are some important facts that could lead to you living a more productive life as you grow older.

~The Rebecca Review
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VB on February 14, 2012
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Here's my honest review:

Pros: The book really pulls together the concept of living healthier in your senior years nicely. The structure was tight and the various examples of diet and lifestyle and how they impact health was good.

Cons: The book is a bit on the long side for my taste because I prefer books I can read through fast and get the points dead on. The authors advocates meat (in moderation) but my personal views do not support meat eating so we can disagree on this. The financial section of the both seemed a bit out of place and I felt it could have been a companion book.

Overall, I like this book and it reminds me of Unlock Your Holistic Health Lifestyle (The Holistic Health Nurse Series) which is a lighter read and more to the point but also focuses on a plant based diet. Both books promote healthy living but Jenny's book contains a meal plan which is a great bonus.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Randy on May 25, 2006
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I really enjoyed the book - it was very well written and I liked the balanced approach to aging. My favorite parts were the interviews because aging means so many different things to different people. It was good to know that things like staying curious and being an optimistic person are helpful in aging well and keeping the mind sharp. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone in their 30s, 40s and 50s who want to make sure they get to their older years in the best shape possible!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Don Lichtenstein on August 9, 2006
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Great guidebook for anyone interested in "LIVING." Informative, entertaining, and motivating all in one read. Probably should be required reading for incoming freshman at University. Would have a more lasting impact and retention than most books found on traditional "required reading" lists.

Don Lichtenstein, PhD
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Having read many books during the past several years on "senior" health and retirement planning, I particularly like the chapters on health, "diet," and lifestyle in this book. The information matches what I have observed personally and learned through reading. The tone is optimistic, and the interviews with well-known people who have aged well add interest to the topics discussed.

For some reason, this book a "fun read" because of its brevity, factual approach, and encouraging suggestions on aging well.

I like the emphasis on "making a comeback" to good health through (a) daily exercise; (b) acquiring wisdom about our eating habits (clearly analyzed in terms of obesity, diabetes, and age-related medical conditions that can be avoided or diminished until "old old" age); and (c) engaging in activities (whether they be on-the-job or through volunteering) that present a challenge to which we respond with commitment, engagement, and full effort.

Although my review may create the impression that the content is predictable, I would say, instead, that the content is condensed, vitally important, and extremely optimistic and encouraging about the rewards of simple but effective changes.
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