Do your crave candy, sodas, popcorn, bagels, pasta, chips, cookies?
Do you have trouble sleeping through the night?
Do you awaken exhausted in the morning even if you’ve slept?
Does it take a cup of coffee or more to get you going in the morning?
In today’s high-stress world, many would answer yes to at least one of these questions. Irritability, insomnia, weight gain or loss, recurring colds and flu, environmental sensitivities, and low energy are problems that are becoming more commonplace every year, and can develop into more serious health concerns such as heart disease and type II diabetes.
But we don’t have to live like this. Anti-aging pioneer Jesse Lynn Hanley, M.D. believes that the lifestyles we’ve grown accustomed to are responsible for our burned-out systems and tired adrenal glands that were not meant to function under constant duress. Her Ten Simple Solution program can show anyone how to repair a lifetime of damage and experience the best health ever:
· Eat, Eat, Eat, All Day Long
· Exercise Less
· Calm Your Central Nervous System
· Pay Off Your Sleep Debt
Cheat the Clock uses Jim Pressler as a jumping-off point to examine the foremost advice and research about aging well, with actionable advice for real people that they can easily incorporate into their lives on a daily basis. Jim's experience is worth sharing: Margaret's research showed that he is proof there are many small, easy steps that people can take that make a difference in how good they feel and look over many years, and that the proverbial "good genes" don't play as large of a role as we once thought. These are not the ideals of a fitness buff or a nutrition fanatic; these minor tweaks in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and personal care are painless to adopt and achievable for anyone, but can have a big payoff over time.
In Margaret's engaging style, Cheat the Clock shows the long-term rewards of adopting a new regimen focused on these crucial aspects:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Engaging in the right kind and right amount of exercise
- Eating an anti-aging diet
- Getting antioxidants from food
- Discovering the wonders of the right dosage of Vitamin E
- Avoiding behaviors that age people the most
- Having plenty of sex
- Taking care of skin and teeth
- Adjusting attitude and lifestyle
From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.