New from Simon & Schuster

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
You Can't Make This Stuff Up by Theresa Caputo


The 10 Keys to Prolonging Vitality

Exciting new evidence from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University has demonstrated that the body's decline is due not to the passing of years but to the combined effects of inactivity, poor nutrition, and illness -- much of which can be controlled. This breakthrough study shows that regardless of your age or present physical condition, the aging process can be slowed -- or even reversed!
The authors have identified ten "biomarkers," the key physiological factors associated with prolonged youth and vitality:
* lean body (muscle) mass
* strength
* basal metabolic rate
* body fat percentage
* aerobic capacity
* blood pressure
* Insulin sensitivity
* cholesterol/HDL ratio
* bone density
* body temperature regulation

With only 50 minutes a day of aerobic exercise and strength training (a pivotal component of the 16-week Bioaction Plan), even middle-aged "couch potatoes" and older adults can:
* regain muscle loss and increase strength by as much as 200 percent
* reenergize the body and actually lose body fat
* increase aerobic capacity by up to 20 percent
* reduce the chances of developing age-related conditions such as heart disease, Type II diabetes, and osteoporosis
Providing dietary guidelines, self-tests for evaluating your physiological age, and exercise programs for every level of fitness, Biomarkers will change forever the way you think -- and what you do -- about aging.
Choose a format:
  • Touchstone | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671778989 | 
  • August 1992
Add to Cart
List Price $20.95
Usually ships within 1 business day

Read an Excerpt



Possibly the greatest misconception people have about the process of aging is that it's synonymous with illness. It's true that chronic conditions such as heart disease are more common as we move up in years. But are such conditions a natural consequence of aging? Our research at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) provides evidence that the link between chronic disease and aging is by no means as simple and straightforward as researchers once thought.

There are two principal factors responsible for the onset and severity of most chronic... see more

About the Author



Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!