Everyday news headlines trumpet the latest scientific or medical research on extending our lives: move more, eat less, and sleep longer. Sorting through the information barrage about tacking more years to our lifespans can be very confusing. Some studies even seem to contradict each other. Age is indeed just a number if living longer does not mean living better.
Gary Small, M.D. is a trailblazer in health and medical science. An innovative expert on longevity and well-being, Dr. Small is sharing some of his best work with "Your Turn to Care." In an excerpt from his acclaimed book, "The Longevity Bible," Dr. Small narrows down the field of endless information on living longer to just 8 key "essentials."
"Modern medical science is striving to keep us alive well into our nineties and beyond, and most people say they want to live as long as possible. But who wants to live to be one hundred without their health, vitality, and faculties intake? That's where The Longevity Bible's Eight Essentials come in--showing us how to keep it all together--our brains, our bodies, and our attitudes."
Gary Small, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Center on Aging at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He is the author of the "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program" and "The Memory Bible." His research, supported by the National Institute of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. Scientific American Magazine named him one of the world's leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures throughout the world and frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning American, PBS, and CNN.
Excerpts from the book THE LONGEVITY BIBLE by Gary Small, M.D. Copyright © 2006 Gary Small, M.D. Reprinted by permission of Hyperion. All rights reserved. Available wherever books are sold.