The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty
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The body is the most fascinating machine ever created, and
nobody talks about it in ways that are as illuminating and
compelling as Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Most
people think of the aging of our bodies the same way we
think of the aging of our cars: the older we get, the more
inevitable it is that we're going to break down. Most of us
believe that at age 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady
decline of our minds, our eyes, our ears, our joints, our
arteries, our libido, and every other system that affects
the quality of life (and how long we live it). But according
to Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz, that's a mistake.
isn't a decline in our systems. It's actually very
purposeful. The very systems and biological processes that
age us are designed to help us when we're a little bit
younger. So what's our role as part of the aging population?
To learn how those systems work so we can reprogram them to
work the way they did when we were younger. Your goal should
be: die young at any age. That means you live a high quality
of life (with everything from working joints to working
genitals) until the day you die.
At the core of this
landmark book are the Major Agers--14 biological processes
that control your rate of aging. Some you've heard of, some
you haven't, and some you never knew contributed to the
aging process. Some speed decline, others inhibit your
repair mechanisms. These Major Agers are everything from
short telomeres and inefficient mitochondria to stem cells
and wacky hormones. The doctors explain the principles of
longevity and many of the causes of aging and how to fight
the effects. The climax of the book is a 14-day plan to help
you along your path to staying young. The doctors want you
to be able to integrate important processes into your daily
life in order to make staying young routine, but first
you'll need to measure your real age and health right now.
Staying young encompasses your emotions and mental health as
well as your exercise habits, eating habits, personal
hygiene, and genes, among other things.
like to know how to prevent your body from aging badly? The
original YOU book showed how bodies work in general, and
YOU: On a Diet explained how bodies lose weight and
stay fit. Now in YOU: Staying Young, Drs. Michael
Roizen and Mehmet Oz illuminate the mysterious mechanisms
with a lively metaphor -- the modern city. What
differentiates a vibrant and thriving city that ages
gracefully from one that is worn down and rusted out?
Despite genetic differences, which are like the geography
upon which the city is built, cities age differently because
of the way residents treat their education system (stem
cells), power plants (mitochondria), electrical grids
(brains), transportation routes (blood vessels), and
landfills (fat). You -- as mayor, resident, and street
cleaner -- have the power to balance your biological budget
to ensure a life that's both long and strong. Thankfully,
just as cities can invest in renewal and improving their
repair processes, so can you.
Young is filled with signature YOU Tools, including YOU
Tests, YOU Tips, and visual and verbal metaphors to bring
the science to life.
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