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Unable to put it down,
This review is from: The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade S tudy (Hardcover)
I was not able to put down this fascinating book that caused me to page back through my own life, looking for past lifestyles and situations that could have dramatically shortened my life. I took so many risks, some of which were very unnecessary. After reading the book I have even more appreciation for my wife, who has helped me settle down into a very responsible lifestyle that is very gratifying and hopefully, as predicted by the authors will also lead to a long life.
It is rare that I read a book cover to cover as I am very busy with my business. But this book I got very personally involved with. Though written by someone with a strong academic background, he wrote it so that a working guy like myself could enjoy it. It is a great book to share with your friends and open up discussion about lifestyle choices and the wisdom or lack of wisdom around those choices. I also believe it may cause people in the health professions to rethink the combination of life skills and attributes for a better life. Educators should put the findings of this book to use restructuring programs based on skills associated with steadiness, responsibility and moderation.
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Initial post: Apr 19, 2011 5:54:27 PM PDT
Thank you Gerry - I really appreciate what you wrote about your wife. I think this type of kindness and appreciation is also important to our longevity! :)
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