Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives (Paperback)
What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
Bantam, 9780553380927, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2002
Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women--ranging in age from 74 to 106--whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives.
Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings:
- Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer's
- Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function
- Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer's
- What role heredity plays, and why it's never too late to start an exercise program
- How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives
A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn't have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor--a time of true grace.
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Praise For Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives…
“Startling, often encouraging discoveries.”
“A moving, intensely personal account.”
“A wonderfully provocative account of how women age and thrive.”