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Healthy at 100
The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest Lived Peoples
HEALTHY AT 100 asks: Why do some people age in failing health and sadness while others grow old with vitality and joy?
In this revolutionary new book, bestselling author John Robbins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our life span but also our health span. Through the example of four very different cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world's healthiest, oldest people, Robbins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. From Abkhasia in the Caucasus south of Russia, where age is beauty, and Vilcabamba in the Andes of South America, where laughter is the greatest medicine, to Hunza in Central Asia, where dance is ageless, and finally the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa, the modern Shangri-la, where people regularly live beyond a century, Robbins examines how the unique lifestyles of these peoples can influence and improve our own.
Bringing the traditions of these ancient and vibrantly healthy cultures together with the latest breakthroughs in medical science, Robbins reveals that, remarkably, they both point in the same direction. The result is an inspirational synthesis of years of research into healthy aging in which Robbins has isolated the characteristics that will enable us to live long - and most important - joyous lives. With an emphasis on simple, wholesome, but satisfying fare, and the addition of a manageable daily exercise routine, many people can experience great improvement in the quality of their lives now and for many years to come. But perhaps more surprising is Robbins' discovery that it is not diet and exercise alone that help people to live well past one hundred. The quality of personal relationships is enormously important. With startling medical evidence about the effects of our interactions with others, Robbins asserts that loneliness has more impact on life-span than such known vices as smoking. There is clearly a strong beneficial power to love and connection. After reading this book, we will never think about age - or life - in the same way again.
Jeff & Sabrina Nelson of VegSource say:
"Healthy at 100 is the most inspirational, important book of 2006. Buy this book today, buy it for eveyone you know! This book will open your eyes to a better, more compassionate, healthy approach to aging."
"John Robbins has inspired millions of people with his eloquent, clear, compassionate and insightful guidance on the path to health and fulfillment. Healthy at 100 may be his finest work to date, taking readers on an inspiring global journey to learn from the wisdom and real-life experience of the world's healthiest and longest-living peoples, and then bringing this knowledge home to look at what it has in common with the latest breakthroughs in Western scientific research. At once visionary and practical, this book is a pleasure to read, and it provides the information you need for a breakthrough in health and fulfillment. If you are interested in extending your health span as well as your life span, read this book! Healthy at 100 is a masterpiece." --- Dean Ornish, M.D.
"John Robbins has created a new vision of aging for American society-a vision that shows us that aging need not involve decrepitude, illness, and uselessness to others, but should be a season of our lives when our bodies maintain high levels of vitality and good health. Healthy aging allows us continue to pursue our dreams with passion, to more effectively share our wisdom with the younger generations, and to continue to diligently work towards making the world a better and more loving place. Robbins research of long-lived cultures (where people routinely live to be over 100) such as the Abkhasians, the Vilcabambans, the Hunzans, and the Okinawans all show similar patterns-diets consisting primarily of fresh, plant based whole foods, regular daily exercise, loving relationships with others, a sense of spiritual purpose and meaning to their lives, and generosity and kindness to others. Robbins urges that we learn from the wisdom of these long-lived cultures and that we work to transform our own lives and our own American culture in ways that support the healthy aging of our citizens. This is a remarkably open and heart-felt book full of wisdom and love by an extraordinary man who has been teaching us how to live more healthy and compassionate lives for over 20 years now." --- John Mackey, CEO Whole Foods Markets