The Longevity Bible: 8 Essential Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp and Your Body Young

The Longevity Bible: 8 Essential Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp and Your Body Young

by Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan


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Now in paperback: "A genuinely holistic blueprint for a healthy, happy, and long life"

The old saying goes that "living well is the best revenge." In recent years that's come to signify conspicuous consumption rather than aging with good health, vitality, and a keen mind—but all the luxury in the world wont make up for an existence that's lacking those three things. In The Longevity Bible, expert Dr. Gary Small offers scientifically proven—yet still fun and exciting—ways to keep the brain, body, and attitude young and vital well into our sixties, seventies, and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401308988
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Gary Small is the chief of the UCLA Memory and Aging Research Center. He lectures extensively all over the world, and often appears on national television shows including 20/20, Good Morning America, Today, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and CBS News. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and USA Today. He is the author of The Memory Bible and The Memory Prescription. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Quality Longevity-Living Longer, Younger, and Healthier     1
The Eight Essentials     4
Fix Your Brain First: The Rest Will Follow     5
Quality Longevity for the Long Haul     11
The Eight Essentials     13
Sharpen Your Mind     15
The Sharper Mind     17
Building Brain Mass     21
Memory Training 101     23
Name That Face     27
Memory Masters Reveal Their Tricks     28
It's Never Too Late to Boost Memory Power     29
Mental Aerobics     30
Keep a Positive Outlook     43
Optimists Win the Longevity Game     45
In Pursuit of Happiness     46
Longevity Through Spirituality     47
Confidence-the Longevity Benefits     49
Building Self-Esteem     51
Drinking from the Half-Full Cup     52
Forgive and Forget     57
Cultivate Healthy and Intimate Relationships     60
Social Butterflies Live Longer     61
Good Habits Are Catchy     63
Clearing Out Relationship Clutter     65
Empathy: The Basic Social Skill     69
Hardwired toConnect     72
Higher Education in Empathy     73
Good Sex for Longer Life     77
Love the One You're With     78
The Value of Vows     81
Table for One     84
Man's Best Friend     85
Parent Care     85
Promote Stress-Free Living     89
How Stressed Out Are You?     92
Mindful Awareness     94
Multitasking-Minds Under Stress     96
The Power of "No"     98
A Mad, Mad World     101
Laugh in the Face of Stress     103
Sleep On It     104
Acupuncture: Meet the Needles     106
Growing Your Nest Egg     107
Workplace Stress     109
More Proven Stress Busters     112
Master Your Environment     116
Aesthetic Living     117
The Bedroom: The Final Frontier     119
Clutter Control     121
Information Overload: Managing Technology     124
TV Addiction     129
Nine-to-Five Ergonomics     130
You Are What You Breathe     132
Cigarettes: No Butts About It     134
Sunbathers Beware      136
Staying Behind the Wheel     137
Homes That Age Gracefully     138
An Ounce of Prevention     139
Conserving Our Environment     140
Body Fitness-Shape Up to Stay Young     143
Looking and Feeling Younger     146
Pace Yourself     147
Longevity Fitness Basics     149
Pain-Free Fitness     159
Longevity Fitness Routine     161
The Longevity Diet     183
Cross-Train Your Diet for Longevity     185
The Healthy Longevity Food Groups     189
Three Days on the Longevity Diet     200
Losing Weight     204
Getting Started     205
Modern Medicine for Feeling and Looking Younger     208
Living Longer     210
Feeling Younger     211
Looking Better     236
Putting It All Together     249
Working the Eight Essentials Together     252
Sharpen Your Mind     253
Keep a Positive Outlook     254
Cultivate Healthy and Intimate Relationships     255
Promote Stress-Free Living     256
Master Your Environment     257
Body Fitness-Shape Up to Stay Young      258
The Longevity Diet     259
Modern Medicine for Feeling and Looking Younger     260
Getting With the Program     261
The Longevity Diet Recipes     263
More Mental Aerobics to Tease Your Brain     271
Additional Resources     279
Bibliography     289
Index     305

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