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RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?

RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? Lowest new price: $0.99
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Author: Michael F. Roizen M.D.

What is aging? Aging is not a mysterious metaphysical phenomenon. Aging happens in the particulars. Your arteries become clogged. Your arthritis flares up. Age is not just a chronological measurement; it's the rate at which the primary internal guardians of health--your cardiovascular and immune systems--decline.

While your chronological age is fixed, your biological age may be years older--or younger--depending on a combination of factors. RealAge offers a revolutionary, systematic program that calculates the aging effect of more than 100 different health behaviors--ranging from diet and medication to stress control and chronic smoking--and enables you to assess your own biological age. Most important, it shows you how to design a specific path to improving or reversing your own aging trajectory.

Developed by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, chair of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago and preventive gerontologist, along with four other scientists, the RealAge program is based on cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Roizen and his team have pored over 25,000 medical studies, evaluating what they tell us about aging and what they tell us about the prevention of aging. In RealAge, they present the complete results of their analysis for the first time.

Each chapter covers a broad health topic--for example, how the right vitamins and supplements, exercise, or diet can be used to control how your genes affect you--and calculates the RealAge advantage you will gain by adopting a specific behavior. Charts, fact sheets, and tests give you specific choices to make and describe benefits to be gained so you can measure your success.

Suggested behavior changes are rated in order of difficulty so you can decide whether the result is worth the effort.

Ultimately, this program is about maintaining your health. The better condition you are in, the better prepared you will be to fight the factors that age you. RealAge demonstrates that you can have more control over the aging process. It makes science simple and its promise is irresistible: You may live as young at seventy as you did at forty-four.

Remeber your high school reunion?

Even though everyone was the same chronological age, people no longer looked the same. Some wore the years well, staying young and exuberant despite the passage of time, whereas others looked as if they had aged ten years more than everyone else--and probably had.

Did you know that:

  • Financial stress can make your RealAge two to thirty-two years older?

  • The difference between having the ideal blood pressure 115/76--and high blood pressure--higher than 140/90--can make a RealAge difference of more than twenty years?

  • A tablet of aspirin a day can make your RealAge 1.9 years younger?

  • Flossing daily and seeing a dentist and dental hygienist every six months can make your RealAge 6.4 years younger?

In RealAge you will discover many other easy-to-institute Age Reduction Strategies that will enable you to live longer and younger.

Your biological age may be a lot different from your chronological age--for better or worse. Dr. Michael Roizen, a preventive gerontologist at the University of Chicago who appears perennially in the "1,000 Best Doctors in the U.S." listings, says that with the help of his RealAge program, you can reduce your biological age by up to 20 years.

He's compiled a list of 100 health-related factors, among them tobacco and alcohol use, diet, prescription and over-the-counter drug use, your parents' health, even pet ownership and the highest educational level completed by your spouse, and worked all these into a quiz to determine your "real age." If you've taken your health for granted, be prepared for a shock. He then explains how to follow a personalized age-reduction plan using a range of methods, from quick fixes (use a helmet while bicycling), to moderately easy changes (avoid sun and radon exposure), all the way to the most difficult changes (reduce the stress in your life). Emotional issues are given as much attention as physical ones; Roizen says, for example, that seeing a psychologist to help work through serious personal problems can reduce your chronological age by 8 to 16 years alone.

RealAge may appeal to Fountain of Youth seekers, but will be especially useful for folks who are out of shape and too overwhelmed to start a fitness plan, and for those who are understandably confused by the wealth of contradictory health reports in the news. Dr. Roizen has done an excellent job of organizing and explaining essential health information, from defining health concepts such as blood pressure (and explaining how to lower it) to distilling facts about diet, supplements, and herbs. Far from faddish, RealAge clearly presents only advice that's been proven effective in clinical trials. This is preventive medicine at its best. --Erica Jorgensen

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The Action Hero Body: The Complete Workout Secrets from Hollywood's Top Trainer

The Action Hero Body: The Complete Workout Secrets from Hollywood's Top Trainer Lowest new price: $3.99
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Author: Jorgen de Mey

Trainer to the stars Jørgen de Mey reveals the unique program he has used to transform the bodies of action-hero film stars Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, and many other superstars

When movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer needs an actor to get physically prepared for a role in one of his adventure films (Black Hawk Down, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) the first thing he does is call Jørgen de Mey. The results de Mey produces in a short amount of time are astonishing. Now this legendary trainer--convinced that his "action-reaction" method of nutrition and physical training can help any healthy person reach his or her personal best--details a three-stage workout that in just 3 weeks will start to show positive changes: more endurance, increased strength, weight loss, signs of a more muscular body, and better cardiovascular output. De Mey's unique sequencing of workouts combined with his focus on "clean" foods and a special, protein-rich diet will have readers action hero fit with a blockbuster body in no time.

Aromatherapy Decoder (Decoders)

Aromatherapy Decoder (Decoders) Lowest used price: $29.99
Author: Dynamo House

This Decoder introduces 36 essential oils with their specific properties, how to use them, what to blend them with, botanical names and warnings for use. A very useful tool for all who are interested in aromatherapy. Also reveals which oils are uplifting, stimulating, balancing, soothing or purifying. THIS IS THE BEST SELLING DECODER OF ALL TIME. Discover the benefits of this holistic healing practice which stems from ancient knowledge.

What are Decoders?

Decoders are information wheels designed to present maximum information on a given subject matter in an easily understood, clear format. The unique design usually involves a number of turning wheels on which the information has been organized in such a way as to allow rapid access and instant recognition.

Extensive research has been put into each Decoder to ensure that all data is comprehensive and up to date. The data is presented in its purest format. This allows very large amounts of information to be presented in a physically small space. The information density makes each Decoder equivalent to a substantial book.

Decoders are designed to stimulate the reader and act as an introduction to each subject. The purchase of a Decoder is a cost-efficient way of gaining insight into a subject matter which can later be deepened by adding other information sources.

The Decoder concept is very ecologically as it presents a maximum amount of information using a minimum amount of material resource. The Decoders are made from durable materials and coated for protection.

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The Calcium Factor - The Scientific Secret of Health and Youth

The Calcium Factor - The Scientific Secret of Health and Youth Lowest used price: $10.75
Author: Robert R. Barefoot

2006 Trade Paperback with 246 pages - Did you know that most degenerative disease attributed to aging, such as cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and other diseases such as allergy, kidney stones and gallstones have all been scientifically linked to mineral deficiencies that result in your body fluids, including your saliva, becoming more acidic? Only one of many questions. You owe it to yourself to read The Calcium Factor, not only for the sake of your own health, but for the sake of your family and friends.


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Nature's Prescription: Foods, Vitamins, and Supplements That Prevent Disease

Nature's Prescription:  Foods, Vitamins, and Supplements That Prevent Disease Lowest new price: $0.49
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Nature's Prescription: Foods, Vitamins, and Supplements That Prevent Disease


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Concepts of Fitness And Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach

Concepts of Fitness And Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach Lowest new price: $5.99
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Author: Charles Corbin

Concepts of Fitness & Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach provides readers with self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This well established text uses a proven conceptual format, brief concepts rather than chapters, to provide information in a useful and concise way, and is organized to focus on “process” or lifestyle changes with early coverage of planning so students can apply the concepts immediately.

Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre

Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre Lowest new price: $2.90
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Author: Cecile Andrews
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We’re hammered, we’re slammed, we’re out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world, and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no one seems to have a clue how to exit from the fast lane.
Slow is Beautiful analyzes the subtle consumer and political and corporate forces stamping the joy from our existence and provides a vision of a more fulfilling life through the rediscovery of caring community, unhurried leisure, and life-affirming joie de vivre. The book discusses:
• The frantic time poverty plaguing everyone—a poverty that is being challenged by the growing slow life movement whose message is reverberating around the world
• The need to build a culture of connection with both people and the planet by challenging the consumer society and re-creating vibrant life in our local communities
• The creation of a different experience of time where we live life in slower, more reflective ways, savoring our lives and recapturing exuberance and laughter
Offering inspiration and concrete ideas, Slow is Beautiful will appeal to a broad audience of baby boomers nearing retirement, harried professionals with a social conscience, the one-time “middle class,” and twenty- to thirty-somethings who are now facing the sobering realities of constricted choices.


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Total Fitness and Wellness, 3rd Edition / Behavior Change Log Book & Wellness Journal

Total Fitness and Wellness, 3rd Edition / Behavior Change Log Book & Wellness Journal Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Scott K. Powers

Thoroughly revised and updated to be relevant, approachable, and appealing, Total Fitness and Wellness, Brief Third Edition gives students a solid foundation in fitness and lifetime wellness, while teaching them how to make healthy behavioral changes and lifestyle choices. The Third Edition combines the latest research in exercise science, expanded coverage of behavior change, and exciting new features with the most comprehensive supplements package in the market to make a book instructors and students alike will enjoy using.

Understanding Fitness and Wellness, General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness, Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Assessment and Prescription, Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance, Improving Flexibility, Body Composition, Nutrition, Health, and Fitness, Exercise, Diet, and Weight Control, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Stress Management, Lifetime Fitness. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of fitness and wellness.


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Clear Thinking When Drinking: The Handbook for Responsible Alcohol Consumption

Clear Thinking When Drinking: The Handbook for Responsible Alcohol Consumption Lowest new price: $15.00
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Author: Roman T. Solohub
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"Roman's book is a timely tool to help people to enjoy alcoholic beverages of all kinds in a healthy and positive manner. . . .It is a constructive approach to teaching our young people how to enjoy the fruits of the ancient arts of brewing, winemaking, and distilling and how to avoid the abuse of these products. . . .I am conviced that it is more constructive to teach our offspring how to handle and enjoy the consumption of alcoholic beverages wisely, instead of demonizing these beverages." - Eric Wallace, president, Left Hand Brewing . . . . . This book teaches the keys to drinking responsibly. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is common in most cultures and societies. As evidenced by daily headlines covering the problems that can occur as a result of abusing this potent drug, those who choose to drink owe it to themselves and the rest of society to learn to do so responsibly. Author Roman T. Solohub hopes to educate young people in particular on safe, moderate alcohol comsumption. This important guide teaches: 1. The truth about the history of alcohol and how the influence of the abstinence theorists has been misleading; 2. Some of the pros and cons for setting 21 as the legal drinking age and misconceptions relating to underage drinking; 3. Why alcohol education is every bit as important as sex education; 4. Tips for moderate consumption, such as counting each and every drink consumed, and knowing when to say "when"; and, 5. About the health risks associated with chronic alcohol abuse. . . . . "Clear Thinking When Drinking" is for anyone who decides to drink alcohol. It is an ideal book for parents to give to their college-aged children or for businesses to give to their employees. This manual is also valuable as a reference for adults currently using alcohol who may have some misconceptions about its properties.


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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Lowest new price: $30.43
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Author: Phillip Meeks Linda; Heit

Health and Wellness by Linda; Heit. McGraw-Hill/Glencoe,2005


  • Health & Wellness covers key issues for adolescents, from nutrition to choosing tobacco free lifestyles.

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