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Many people believe they cannot prevent the physical and mental decline associated with old age. Not true. As you age chronologically, you can “reprogram” your body and its vital systems, so that you stay relatively young, biologically. Doctors Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, experts on the aging process, explain how. Their helpful guide on reversing the damage of aging is packed with fascinating information about how your body works. It details how to enjoy a healthy, physically vibrant life well into old age. Two minor drawbacks: The writing style and layout can get way too cutesy, and many of the cartoonish line-drawings are just plain gross, depicting internal organs with smiley faces, and creepy liver-spotted characters drenched in icky goo. Otherwise, getAbstract applauds this down-to-earth, fact-filled, comprehensive guide to diet, nutrition, exercise, health and maintaining physical youth. Read it to learn how to turn back your biological clock. If you want to make staying young your new hobby, this is your user’s manual.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the body’s aging process is tied to cellular-level events;
  • What the 14 “major agers” are;
  • Which habits to cultivate; and
  • How to use nutrition, exercise, vitamins, stress management and a healthy lifestyle to remain biologically young.

About the Authors

Michael F. Roizen, M.D., is chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and author of the RealAge series of books. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., is a professor and vice chair of surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University. He also wrote Healing from the Heart. They are the co-authors of You: On a Diet, You: The Smart Patient and You: The Owner’s Manual.



You Are Only as Old (Biologically) as You Let Yourself Become
To keep feeling young and vital even into advanced old age, minimize your risk for disease by staying healthy at the all-important cellular level. Keeping your cells young and strong will keep your whole body (relatively) young...

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    null 7 years ago
    Haven't read this book nor either of the other two books by these authors, but I know enough that most of don't want to age before our time! I personallly am 56 years of age & most people can't perceive that & I take that as a compliment! Would definitely like to read this book whether it's a free offer or not & that includes the other two books!

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