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The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit
Title:
The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit
ISBN:
9781469627397
Physical Description:
xvii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
Aging secret 1 : appreciate your reality. You'll probably grow old ; Eight aging myths you don't have to fall for ; Views of aging through human history ; Why we age -- Aging secret 2 : challenge your body. How our bodies age ; Why bother exercising? ; What should we eat? ; Specific ways to challenge your body -- Aging secret 3 : stimulate your intellect. Aging and memory ; Intelligence and creativity ; The value of sleep ; Specific ways to stimulate your intellect -- Aging secret 4 : manage your emotions. Recognizing the emotional baggage of aging ; Self-image and shifting roles ; Specific emotions and ways to manage them -- Aging secret 5 : nurture your spirit. Will anybody care? ; Resting in peace ; Specific ways to nurture your spirit.
Abstract:
A clinical professor of medicine uses his own observations as well as clinical observations to guide people into a better quality of their old age, dispelling the notion of inevitable personal, social, economic and health declines. --Publisher's description.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
General Note:
"This book was published with the assistance of the Lilian R. Furst Fund of the University of North Carolina Press."