RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?

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What is aging? Aging is not a mysterious metaphysical phenomenon. Aging happens in the particulars. Your arteries become clogged. Your arthritis flares up. Age is not just a chronological measurement; it's the rate at which the primary internal guardians of health--your cardiovascular and immune systems--decline.

While your chronological age is fixed, your biological age may be years older--or younger--depending on a combination of factors. RealAge offers a revolutionary, systematic program that calculates the aging effect of more than 100 different health behaviors--ranging from diet and medication to stress control and chronic smoking--and enables you to assess your own biological age. Most important, it shows you how to design a specific path to improving or reversing your own aging trajectory.

Developed by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, chair of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago and preventive gerontologist, along with four other scientists, the RealAge program is based on cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Roizen and his team have pored over 25,000 medical studies, evaluating what they tell us about aging and what they tell us about the prevention of aging.In RealAge, they present the complete results of their analysis for the first time.

Each chapter covers a broad health topic--for example, how the right vitamins and supplements, exercise, or diet can be used to control how your genes affect you--and calculates the RealAge advantage you will gain by adopting a specific behavior. Charts, fact sheets, and tests give you specific choices to make and describe benefits to be gained so you can measure your success.

Suggested behavior changes are rated in order of difficulty so you can decide whether the result is worth the effort.

Ultimately, this program is about maintaining your health. The better condition you are in, the better prepared you will be to fight the factors that age you. RealAge demonstrates that you can have more control over the aging process. It makes science simple and its promise is irresistible: You may live as young at seventy as you did at forty-four.

Remeber your high school reunion?

Even though everyone was the same chronological age, people no longer looked the same. Some wore the years well, staying young and exuberant despite the passage of time, whereas others looked as if they had aged ten years more than everyone else--and probably had.

Did you know that:

  • Financial stress can make your RealAge two to thirty-two years older?

  • The difference between having the ideal blood pressure 115/76--and high blood pressure--higher than 140/90--can make a RealAge difference of more than twenty years?
  • A tablet of aspirin a day can make your RealAge 1.9 years younger?
  • Flossing daily and seeing a dentist and dental hygienist every six months can make your RealAge 6.4 years younger?
  • In RealAge you will discover many other easy-to-institute Age Reduction Strategies that will enable you to live longer and younger.
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    YOU: The Owner's Manual challenges preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, and takes you on a fascinating grand tour of all your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and numbers-remembering systems and organs—including the heart, brain, lungs, immune system, bones, and sensory organs.

    In this updated and expanded edition, America's favorite doctors, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, discuss how YOU actually have control over your genes. Discover how diseases start and how they affect your body—as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life.

    There are also 100 questions asked by you, and answered by the experts. For instance, do you know which of the following statements are true?

    As you increase the amount you exercise, the rewards you gain from it increase as well.If you're not a smoker, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your lungs.Your immune system always knows the difference between your own cells and enemy invaders.The biggest threat to your arteries is cholesterol.Memory loss is a natural, inevitable part of aging.Stress is the greatest ager, and controlling it changes which of your genes is on.

    Did you answer "true" for any of the above? Then take a look inside. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, YOU: The Owner's Manual debunks myths and gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing How-To plan—as well as great-tasting and calorie-saving recipes—that can help you live a healthier, younger, and better life.

    Be the best expert on your body!

    The #1 bestseller that gives YOU complete control over your body and your health.

    With new health studies and advice bombarding us every day, few people know much about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout the miraculous system that is the human anatomy.

    YOU: The Owner's Manual challenges preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, and takes you on a fascinating grand tour of all your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and numbers-remembering systems and organs—including the heart, brain, lungs, immune system, bones, and sensory organs.

    In this updated and expanded edition, America's favorite doctors, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, discuss how YOU actually have control over your genes. Discover how diseases start and how they affect your body—as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life.

    There are also 100 questions asked by you, and answered by the experts. For instance, do you know which of the following statements are true?

    As you increase the amount you exercise, the rewards you gain from it increase as well.If you're not a smoker, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your lungs.Your immune system always knows the difference between your own cells and enemy invaders.The biggest threat to your arteries is cholesterol.Memory loss is a natural, inevitable part of aging.Stress is the greatest ager, and controlling it changes which of your genes is on.

    Did you answer "true" for any of the above? Then take a look inside. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, YOU: The Owner's Manual debunks myths and gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing How-To plan—as well as great-tasting and calorie-saving recipes—that can help you live a healthier, younger, and better life.

    Be the best expert on your body!

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    Harper Collins
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    Nov 16, 2010
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    528
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    9780061957727
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    English
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    Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
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    The #1 bestseller that gives YOU complete control over your body and your health.

    With new health studies and advice bombarding us every day, few people know much about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout the miraculous system that is the human anatomy.

    YOU: The Owner's Manual challenges preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, and takes you on a fascinating grand tour of all your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and numbers-remembering systems and organs—including the heart, brain, lungs, immune system, bones, and sensory organs.

    In this updated and expanded edition, America's favorite doctors, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, discuss how YOU actually have control over your genes. Discover how diseases start and how they affect your body—as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life.

    There are also 100 questions asked by you, and answered by the experts. For instance, do you know which of the following statements are true?

    As you increase the amount you exercise, the rewards you gain from it increase as well.If you're not a smoker, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your lungs.Your immune system always knows the difference between your own cells and enemy invaders.The biggest threat to your arteries is cholesterol.Memory loss is a natural, inevitable part of aging.Stress is the greatest ager, and controlling it changes which of your genes is on.

    Did you answer "true" for any of the above? Then take a look inside. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, YOU: The Owner's Manual debunks myths and gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing How-To plan—as well as great-tasting and calorie-saving recipes—that can help you live a healthier, younger, and better life.

    Be the best expert on your body!

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