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Living To 100: Lessons In Living To Your Maximum Potential At Any Age Paperback – December 24, 1999
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Margery Hutter Silver, Ed.D., a neuropsychologist, is associate director of the NECS, a clinical instructor in psychology at the Harvard Medical School, and a staff member of the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is co-editor of the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
John F. Lauerman, a freelance writer in Brookline, Massachusetts, is health columnist for Harvard Magazine and an award-winning contributor to national magazines. He is the author, with David Nathan, M.D., of Diabetes: Understand Your Condition, Make the Right Treatment Choices, and Cope Effectively.
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This very informative book explores the mystery of age by researching those who have reached 100 years old. Their research discovers the various factors that contribute to those who have reached their late 90s to over 100 years of age. Many of their findings I am aware of such as the importance of hereditary factors and giving up bad habits such as smoking; however, there are a lot of other issues mentioned that can help anyone live a healthier live as they grow old.
This interesting book is organized into 8 chapters and covers the following topics: The secret of Celia Bloom, beautiful brains: disease-free aging, the centenarian lifestyle, the longevity marathon: women versus men, a revolutionary discovery, who will be tomorrow’s centenarians? You have the genes, use them! What to take and what to do, and O pioneers! Reclaiming the future. There is also a further reading section and an appendix to search the internet for more information.
If you are seeking a practical and interesting book on aging and how to live longer you should check out this book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Seated Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga and stretching for seniors and those with physical challenges)
A fun read, a "feel-good" book.
Phyllis Staff, Ph.D.
author, "How to Find Great Senior Housing"
"128 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Other Dementias"
The book is obviously written by people with little background or interest in nutrition. The book mentions that one of the main commonalities among those over 100 is that they have never had cancer, yet downplays the role of any common diet traits in the people they study. The book does have a copyright of ten years ago as I write this review, so maybe the major diet - cancer link that we all know exists today wasn't as well researched back then. However, the book authors did little to push it along back then based on their studies of the elderly.
One of their recommendations in the book is to avoid sun exposure, calling it "one of the most frequently encountered and avoidable causes of human cancer." While sun too much sun exposure may indeed be bad for human skin, it has never been true that zero sun exposure is optimal, either. Current research shows that vitamin D deficiency is actually linked to cancer, especially breast cancer, and other disorders of aging such as osteoporosis. If you are looking for information on aging well, I would suggest looking for a book written more recently with more up to date research.