Groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize Winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the ageing process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them and slow down disease and lengthen life.Have you wondered why some 60-year olds look and feel like 40-year-olds and why some 40-year-olds look and feel like 60-year-olds? While many factors contribute to ageing and illness, Nobel Prize-winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn discovered biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our DNA. Dr. Blackburn discovered that the length and health of one's telomeres provides a biological basis for the long hypothesised mind-body connection. But perhaps more importantly, along with leading health Psychologist, Dr. Elissa Epel, discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease-free. This book will help people increase the reader's lifespan and health-span (the number of years during this time that they remain healthy and active), including information on how sleep, exercise, and diet profoundly affect our telomeres, and how chronic stress can eat away at our telomeres. Included are lists of which foods are healthy for our telomeres; how ageing begins in utero: mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres, and how thinking you are young and vital helps keep you that way!
"Blackburn and Epel demonstrate that how we live each day has a profound effect not just on our health and well-being, but how we age, as well. It's a manual for how to live younger and longer.""This exciting book will become a classic. It explains how we can slow the way we age at the most elemental cellular level.""A revolutionary set of findings that can transform the way we live our lives, shaping the very health of our cells by how we use our minds." - Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm"The long and the short of a new science revealing that how we live our lives, both inwardly and outwardly, individually and collectively, impinges significantly on our health, our well-being, and even our longevity. This book is an invaluable, rigorously authentic, and at its core, exceedingly compassionate and wise contribution to our understanding of health and well-being."
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th January 2017
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1