Many of us dream of staying as young as possible as long as possible, whether we’re in our 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s or even 80s, and there's a growing Conga line of products and people offering you just that dream. The dilemma is, which of the pills, mental and physical exercise programs, diets and superfoods actually work? Some of them do help to keep us young, healthy and living longer, others are a downright waste of money. So how do you know what and who to trust?
These are the questions Dr Norman Swan, Australia's trusted, straight-talking doctor and broadcaster, answers in So You Want to Live Younger Longer?
Deeply researched and written with his trademark wit, common sense and accessibility, Norman delivers the ultimate guide on what you can do at any age to stay young and healthy for as long as possible. With clear takeaway messages, Norman’s advice is backed up by science and evidence, and provides a fully rounded perspective on the factors that affect our longevity.
Dr Norman Swan says: ‘In the pursuit of longer, younger lives, a fair society, identity, control and the ways we distribute wealth, knowledge and resources are the underpinnings of staying young as long as possible. However, there are factors within our individual control that can help us get to our 90s and beyond in the body and with the brain of someone much younger. There are many shiny things out there promising perpetual energy, thinness, high-definition muscles, a life without wrinkles and high-octane brain function. This book aims to sift the rubbish from the gold and help people make more informed decisions about their health and ultimately, their longevity.’
Disentangling our 'Book of Life' – the genes we're born with and what we subject them to later on – Norman shows that in the search for youth, genes matter much less than you'd think for most of us. In other words, we can overwrite our personal Book of Life and this book will help you do it.
Hachette Head of Non-Fiction, Vanessa Radnidge says, ‘Just like in his critically acclaimed, bestselling book So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?, Dr Norman Swan scrutinises the science and the fads for us and provides accessible and fully researched information so we can make informed health and lifestyle choices.’
No matter what your age, So You Want to Live Younger Longer? gives you the information you need to make your own choices without wasting your time and money or even missing a nice dinner because you might be on a diet that is getting you nowhere.
We can live younger, longer – at any age – we've just got to know what to do.