Live Better While You Age: Tips and Tools for a Healthier, Longer Life

Rowman & Littlefield
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Obviously, reasonable people want to enjoy robust lives, free from the ravages of aging and aging-related diseases. The question is how to secure that admirable goal. Numerous books address preserving health but none is comprehensive and approaches successful aging from a scientific evidence-based methodology. Invariably, piecemeal attempts describe aspects of attaining health from fitness, emotional aspects, or, most commonly diet and they offer authoritative opinions.

This effort’s resolve is to provide the reader with a primer that includes principles necessary for living a better life. We’re all familiar with the idea that all things happen for a reason. Amazingly, we generally apply that wisdom to everything in our lives, except our bodies, and yet we should. If we concentrate on the reasons certain behaviors are beneficial or harmful, we can better address our health issues. With scientific evidence-based facts, people can design their best life-style approach. Readers are not automatons expected to follow a specific program; instead, they will learn to understand the underpinnings of aging and then they will better understand how to age successfully.
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About the author

James W. Jones, MD, PhD, MHA, is a well-known cardiovascular surgeon and award-winning medical educator. Now retired from surgery, Jones is still recognized nationally and internationally among vascular surgeons for his work in medical ethics and holds the title of Visiting Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Baylor College of Medicine. He was the ethics editor and submitted regular articles to the prestigious Journal of Vascular Surgery for fifteen years. His career as a Board Certified cardiovascular surgeon, cell biology scientist, and department chair was further distinguished by his participation in research studies and the publication of hundreds of medical papers. In addition, Jones has co-edited or co-authored several books including Surgical Ethics and The Ethics of Surgical Practice. As a well-established expert in his field, Jones has been interviewed by major media including by Peter Jennings on ABC World News. He is regularly tapped as a speaker for national and international meetings of vascular surgeons. You can visit his website at drjimshealthtips.com.
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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
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Published on
Feb 16, 2017
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9781442269590
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
Health & Fitness / Longevity
Self-Help / Aging
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