Healthy Aging For Dummies

Healthy Aging For Dummies

Brent Agin, Sharon Perkins

Language: English

Pages: 385

ISBN: 0470149752

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Set pro-aging goals, take action, and get on the road to lifelong wellness! Find the secrets for keeping your body fit and your mind sharp. Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you have to feel older. This essential guide is packed with proven strategies to slow down the aging process, from good nutrition and exercise to skin care, stress reduction, and mental exercises. It's your complete prescription for looking and feeling younger and enjoying a higher quality of life.

Discover how to:

  • Identify your health risks
  • Get a good night's sleep and understand the importance of it
  • Keep your whole body healthy and strong
  • Be proactive in disease prevention
  • Maintain vitality as you age
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    thoughts and often provoke emotional responses. Dreams can run scripts related to events that happened during the day or they can be quite dynamic containing many details, leaving dreamers wondering what may have caused them to dream specific topics. Researchers have a couple of theories about the reasons for these dreams: The brain uses dreams as a mechanism for categorizing information and realigning brain-related pathways. In other words, the brain performs certain housecleaning tasks that it

    You Can Take If Staying Young and Healthy Is So Easy, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It? Modifying Your Lifestyle: The One True Source of Hope Chapter 2: The Four Major Health Concerns about Aging (And How to Prevent Them) Cancer: The Four Most Common Forms Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease Osteoporosis Chapter 3: Evaluating Your Health and History and Setting Goals for Wellness Investigating and Writing Down Your Medical and Family History Visiting the Doc Determining Your Goals

    positive mental attitude) and make it easy to refer to when you need to revise goals. Jotting down notes related to your activity is also helpful. For example, did you feel especially hungry on a given day? Tired? Angry? Were certain exercises extremely difficult to do, or was a certain activity impossible to continue because of fatigue? Knowing what worked for you and what didn’t can help you plan a more realistic and successful plan. One easy way to keep track of your diet and exercise is

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