50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life

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Published by: ‎Sourcebooks
Release Date: June 1, 2005
Pages: 304
ISBN13: 978-1402203756


50 chapters of roughly 1,000 words each, summarizing the science and expert opinion behind a range of preventive health strategies. Praised by Publishers Weekly as “…insightful and accessible, combining hard scientific facts with practical advice.”


"It all seems so easy, doesn't it? Live well. Live simply. And live longer. Well it is simple and there's science to prove it. Suzanne Bohan Thompson and Glenn Thompson outline fifty easy ways to make your life better and back each one up with a credible source. I kept turning every page and you will too."
Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., chief medical editor for NBC News

"50 Simple Ways is just what a book on health and longevity should be – the ideal combination of science and brevity. Suzanne Bohan and Glenn Thompson address every major topic that affects health and longevity, and they do it in short, clear chapters that are a delight to read.

"Glenn and Suzanne took the best scientific information, and interviewed scores of world-renowned medical experts, to create a compact, easy-to-read book. This indispensable guide allows readers to swiftly arm themselves with life-enhancing strategies that can add years of health and pleasure to their lives."
John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

"Many health writers will wish they had authored this treasure. The 50 nuggets it offers will both empower and inspire readers to base their decisions about long term health on sound science."
Barbara Rolls, PhD, professor of nutritional science, Pennsylvania State University and author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan

"This book is a must read for anyone interested in their own health and the health of their family.  It provides 50 simple, easy to read recipes for how to prevent serious chronic and deadly diseases from heart disease, diabetes and obesity to common cancers.  It is a Cook Book for good Health."
Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics, 
Director, General Clinical Research Center, Boston University Medical Center and author of The UV Advantage



1. Envision a Long Life
2. Stay Hungry
3. Skip a Meal
4. Walk Through a Long Life
5. Defy the Stereotypes
6. Supplement Smartly
7. Rediscover Aspirin
8. Build Strong Bones
9. Stay Connected
10. Lend a Hand
11. Take Time for Tea
12. Shed Your Stress
13. Get Physical
14. Join the Resistance
15. Keep Your Arteries Clean
16. Halt Hypertension
17. Dodge Diabetes
18. Prevent Colon Cancer
19. Protect Your Prostate
20. Rise and Dine
21. Gain the Upper Hand on Breast Cancer 22. Detect Breast Cancer Early
23. Stay Young with Strong Legs
24. Find Your Place in the Sun
25. Fight Back with Folic Acid
26. Eat Like a Caveman
27. Forage for Fruits
28. Get into Grains
29. Rough It
30. Choose Your Fish Carefully
31. Avoid Alzheimer’s
32. Toast to Your Health
33. Watch Your Back
34. Eat Less Meat
35. Win the Weight War
36. Downsize Your Plate
37. Rest Your Weary Soul
38. Keep the Faith
39. Live with Purpose
40. Get the Right Touch
41. Heed Your Homocysteine 42. Just Say “Om”
43. Visit Mother Nature
44. Win an Oscar
45. Look on the Bright Side
46. Choose Your Fats Wisely
47. Mine for Minerals
48. Get Out of the Hospital Alive
49. Don’t Become a Statistic
50. Don’t Dwell on Genes Bibliography
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