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The Resource The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit, Mark E. Williams, M.D

The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit, Mark E. Williams, M.D

Label
The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit
Title
The art and science of aging well
Title remainder
a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit
Statement of responsibility
Mark E. Williams, M.D
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to eighty or beyond. As life expectancy increases, Americans need accurate, scientifically grounded information so that they can take full responsibility for their own later years. In The Art and Science of Aging Well, Mark E. Williams, M.D., discusses the remarkable advances that medical science has made in the field of aging and the steps that people may take to enhance their lives as they age. Through his own observations and by use of the most current medical research, Williams offers practical advice to help aging readers and those who care for them enjoy personal growth and approach aging with optimism and even joy. The Art and Science of Aging Well gives a realistic portrait of how aging occurs and provides important advice for self-improvement and philosophical, spiritual, and conscious evolution. Williams argues that we have considerable choice in determining the quality of our own old age. Refuting the perspective of aging that insists that personal, social, economic, and health care declines are persistent and inevitable, he takes a more holistic approach, revealing the multiple facets of old age. Williams provides the resources for a happy and productive later life
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NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Mark E
Dewey number
612.6/7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.55.A35
LC item number
W6155 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Memory in old age
Label
The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit, Mark E. Williams, M.D
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was published with the assistance of the Lilian R. Furst Fund of the University of North Carolina Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aging secret 1 : appreciate your reality. You'll probably grow old ; Eight aging myths you don't have to fall for ; Views of aging through human history ; Why we age -- Aging secret 2 : challenge your body. How our bodies age ; Why bother exercising? ; What should we eat? ; Specific ways to challenge your body -- Aging secret 3 : stimulate your intellect. Aging and memory ; Intelligence and creativity ; The value of sleep ; Specific ways to stimulate your intellect -- Aging secret 4 : manage your emotions. Recognizing the emotional baggage of aging ; Self-image and shifting roles ; Specific emotions and ways to manage them -- Aging secret 5 : nurture your spirit. Will anybody care? ; Resting in peace ; Specific ways to nurture your spirit
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781469627397
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016004041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • sky279892888
  • (OCoLC)922912787
  • 929741
Label
The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit, Mark E. Williams, M.D
Publication
Note
"This book was published with the assistance of the Lilian R. Furst Fund of the University of North Carolina Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aging secret 1 : appreciate your reality. You'll probably grow old ; Eight aging myths you don't have to fall for ; Views of aging through human history ; Why we age -- Aging secret 2 : challenge your body. How our bodies age ; Why bother exercising? ; What should we eat? ; Specific ways to challenge your body -- Aging secret 3 : stimulate your intellect. Aging and memory ; Intelligence and creativity ; The value of sleep ; Specific ways to stimulate your intellect -- Aging secret 4 : manage your emotions. Recognizing the emotional baggage of aging ; Self-image and shifting roles ; Specific emotions and ways to manage them -- Aging secret 5 : nurture your spirit. Will anybody care? ; Resting in peace ; Specific ways to nurture your spirit
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781469627397
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016004041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • sky279892888
  • (OCoLC)922912787
  • 929741

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