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The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body Hardcover – May 3, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439194580
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439194584
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Dr. Jeff Life lives and breathes a paradigm of health, vitality, and fitness—men everywhere would be smart to follow his example.” —Anthony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist

“Having known Dr. Life for over a decade I’ve been continually inspired by his ongoing transformation. He’s showing that remarkable physical fitness and vitality can be achieved at any age. Long live Life!" ——Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller Body-for-LIFE, Founder of Transformation.com

"Since I've been under the care of Dr. Life, my goal of living a productive life until at least 100 seems possible. My overall health has improved dramatically and I look and feel many years younger. "
—Rick Barry, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and NBA All-time Top 50 Player

“Exercise and nutrition are the paths to feeling and looking good. Dr. Life’s book explains his methods in easy-to-understand terms, and his physique and mind proves that it works” —Lawrence A. Golding, PhD., FACSM, Exercise Physiologist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“Achieving and maintaining balance is the primary goal in my life. That is why I follow the expertise of Dr. Life.” —Cesar Milan, TV Star and Dog Behaviorist

"Dr. Life's book is life-changing...a fabulous read" —Suzanne Somers, New York Times bestselling author of Sexy Forever

"Read on and change your life." —Steve Miller, former NFL player and former Director of Global Sports Marketing, Nike, Inc.

About the Author

Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D., is the bestselling author of The Life Plan and Mastering the Life Plan. At a vibrant seventy-five years old, he is in great shape, still practicing medicine, and at the top of the healthy aging field. In 2012 Men’s Fitness magazine chose him as one of the top twenty-five fittest men in the world. He has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Esquire magazine, as well as national TV shows, including The Doctors, Steve Harvey, and The Dr. Phil Show. His private practice is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he lives. His website is DrLife.com.

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Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD

Dr. Jeffry Life, a board-certified, family practice physician and now a pioneer in age management medicine, is a recognized leader in the healthy aging field. He has a thriving age management medicine practice located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Life was 59 years old when he realized he looked and felt like an old man. His cholesterol scores were sky high and he was on his way to becoming a type 2 diabetic. He knew he had to make a drastic change or he had no future. His odyssey toward health began with a low-glycemic/low-fat diet and intense exercise program with a former Navy Seal. After winning the 1998 Body-for-LIFE competition in his age range, Dr. Life returned to school to master nutrition and exercise science. Twelve years later, at the age of 72, he's as active and vibrant as ever, fully enjoying every aspect of his medical practice, and his personal life.

Now, he has turned his quest for health and fitness into a comprehensive method that can be followed with success by men of any age. His first book, THE LIFE PLAN: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body, will be published by Simon & Schuster/Atria Books in May 2011.

Dr. Life is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, he completed his residency in family medicine and internal medicine at West Virginia University. He holds a PhD in environmental sciences and health, and is currently working on his MBA at Auburn University. He was a part-time assistant professor at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, teaching graduate courses in nutritional science and exercise physiology throughout his early career. He lives in Las Vegas.

Dr. Jeffry Life continues to live a lifestyle promoting health and fitness and shares his insights on his website, www.drlife.com.

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255 of 270 people found the following review helpful By Terry on June 21, 2011
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The advice in this book regarding diet, nutrition, exercise and stress management is valid and worthwhile, but readers must realize that Dr. Life acknowledges using and having used Human Growth Hormone. In short, readers are not going to achieve a physique like Dr. Life's without using Human Growth Hormone, and restrictions on the the prescription of Human Growth Hormone make it increasingly difficult to find a physician willing to prescribe HGH. Dr. Life's book is plainly designed to draw traffic to the websites of Dr. Life and Cenegenics. In this regard, Dr. Life's book reminds me of the bodybuilding magazines that use pictures of physiques built on steroids to sell (based upon a misleading message) protein powders and other supplements.
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99 of 105 people found the following review helpful By myamreview12 on January 8, 2012
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Overall, there is certainly some very good information in the book. And, I like Dr. Life's passion for anti-aging management. Thumbs up! Sure, it takes money to do the (pharmacy) regimen he does, but anyone can benefit from better nutrition and exercise. They just need to know how and what. However, I have a few concerns with some of the nutrition advice. First of all, soy products are not the best option for men at this time. There is a lot of scientific evidence that Genetically Modified soy products act as estrogen in the body and can help produce more. That is the LAST thing we need to build muscle and stay lean. I was happy that he included myofascial release work (using the foam roller) and does Pilates (I teach Pilates). As far as the strength work, nothing overly new here. However, that is not a bad thing. You really don't need to get too fancy. The exercises that use a lot of muscles at one time are the best to boost testosterone and growth hormone. He's right on the money there. However, many men in our age category (45 and up) may have a lot of degenerative issues with our spines (sciatica/stenosis) where doing exercises like deadlifts, back squats, bent over heavy rows etc may be contraindicated. That's great that he is in that picture of health to do those exercises. Although looking at his pics in the book, his form is not the best on some of those moves (poor spine mechanics) and I would be concerned for his back if I were his trainer. The book's target market is us! I feel his resistance program should have been targeted toward his market, a little more than it was. His routines could easily be found in any muscle rag for a 20 year old. Many of us just cannot or should not perform those moves anymore.Read more ›
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146 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Tony TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 25, 2011
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Well, suffice it to say that I am a bit stunned that just the basic diet advice in this book has made a huge impact on how I feel physically in a very short time. I am 47 and overweight, (320, used to weigh 147 and did martial arts for years) and out of shape. Paying the price for years of sedentary jobs and too much time in front of a computer, and poor eating. Got this book for my Kindle, and immediately made some adjustments to my diet; I was already using a kind of Mediterranean diet, being Italian, but after reading the very clear explanations in his book about what sugar, salt, etc can do, I made some changes. The changes I made were: cut sugar way down, stop drinking fruit juice (orange juice, etc), cut salt way down, drink alot more water, eat more frequent smaller meals, as well as the recommended fruits and proteins, and not eat 2 hours before going to bed. This was no fluke...I have clearly stopped retaining water, can jog up stairs now, have "energy" in my legs which had felt weak before, and my heart palpitations (usally when I would get up and start walking, or lay down) have virtually ceased. Kind of angry at myself for not doing things soooner, but what really was at the core of my decision to make a change was his idea about not looking at ourselves as inevitably deteriorating, but rather as being able to achieve great health at any age. That combined with the very easy to understand explanations of nurtitional science just was perfect for me. I have not felt this good in years...now I am motivated to buy a home gym and work on the muscle piece.
My biggest obstacle to excersizing and moving was lack of energy...this has changed radically for the better in just a matter of two weeks.

addendum: update as of June 23d I have lost 30 pounds!! Sweet!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By WWTPRick on December 26, 2011
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I stumbled upon this book and immediately went to Amazon to read the reviews. I read everyone one of them, yes even the negative reviews. I have been working out on my own for decades and I found I was falling into that age mind set of "I'm older and can not stop all that comes with aging". Over all the years I have been training/working out I did a ton of reading. Yes, this book has a lot of information I already knew. BUT, the good doctor explains every thing so clearly and brings it all together. Those things I read and thought I knew and understood were still lacking some vital information. This book has changed the way I go about my workouts and how I eat and take care of myself. Within three months I dropped down four holes on my belt. And can see muscles in my abs that I have not seen since my twentys (I am 55 now). Do I do every things that Dr. Life does -No! But he sure does have some easy to follow rules that are working for me. I no longer shy away from wearing a tight shirt or going shirtless - it feels great to have that back. This is being done through proper diet, basic to extreme workouts and yes those protein shakes. I have recommended this book to many of my friends including the female friends that care about their husbands. I will be re-reading this book again -soon.

Rick B
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