Help Yourself to Live Longer: Teach Yourself Paperback
by Paul Jenner
Part of the Teach Yourself - General series
Is this the right book for me? A flexible guide that will add ten happy and healthy years to your life This book is designed as a ten-step guide that will add ten (healthy, happy) years to your life.
It offers sound advice on health and fitness issues, and will cover diet and relaxation, in addition to such emotional issues as happiness, love and spirituality.
It is all based, not on guru driven theories of bizarre diets or exercise routines, but on common sense and positive thinking, twinned with information that is both practical and supported widely by the scientific and medical communities.
The tone is positive and encouraging throughout; there are also plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the book through features such as quizzes, self-test boxes and exercises. Help Yourself to Live Longer includes: Chapter 1: Why we age The gene theory of ageing The free radical theory of ageing Making the most of this book Chapter 2: Food How some foods fight ageing An a-z of longevity wonderfoods Crash diets Restrict calories, live longer The live-longer meal planner Chapter 3: Supplements The great supplement debate Combining vitamin and mineral supplements Chapter 4: Exercise Up to ten more years How exercise makes you feel more happier How fit are you?
Exercising for fitness Do what you enjoy Exercising for strength Exercising for flexibility Devising a weekly program for fitness, strength and flexibility Chapter 5: Your brain How your brain works Dementia Physical activity Avoiding stress Avoiding neurotoxicants Avoiding head injury Mental activity Increasing your brain power Chapter 6: Relaxation The slow movement Good and bad stress Downsizing Relaxation techniques Meditation Give yourself some cognitive self-therapy Sleep Muscular relaxation Laughter - the stress breaker . .Chapter 7: Happiness Be grateful Getting rid of negative thoughts How negative emotions can poison you Applying the lessons to your past Enough money for a happy future?Chapter 8: Prudence Avoiding cancer Smoking - please stop Viruses Alcohol Drugs Sunshine Driving Avoid head injury Sex Is it worth having medical check-ups Body scans Chapter 9: Love That special someone Love is the food of health More love, less stress Psychoneurosexuality Oxytocin Improving your relationship If your partner has died Relatives and friends Pets How well connected are you? Chapter 10: Sex The normal developments of ageing Managing the effects of ageing Men's problems Women's problems A lifetime of sex with the same partner Chapter 11: Spirituality Gratitude and acceptance Optimism Coping skills Giving life a point Choosing what to believe Prayer How to be more spiritual if you don't believe in God Developing spirituality .
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: - Personal insights, tips, and summaries throughout the book - Extension articles online - 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started - Designed for readers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities - Lots of interactive exercises and sample tips
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 26/11/2010
- Category: Popular medicine & health
- ISBN: 9781444107449