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Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month.  This month is dedicated to raising national attention on the positive effects of growing older. The goal is to help adults improve their physical, mental, social and financial health.  This campaign is produced by Educational Television Network.  Checkout one of the books below or visit our online health database, Consumer Health Complete, where you can find all your health information without pesky advertisements.

book jacket for Mayo Clinic on Healthy AgingMayo Clinic on Healthy Aging edited by Edward T. Creagan

In authoritative, yet easily-accessible language, the experts from Mayo Clinic discuss physical, spiritual, and financial issues--as well as the aging process itself--and how the effects of day-to-day living can influence one's quality of life in the future.

 

book jacket for Aging as a Spiritual PracticeAging as a Spiritual Practice: a contemplative guide to growing older and wiser by Lewis Richmond.

Guides readers through the four key stages of aging- such as "Lightning Strikes" (the moment we wake up to our aging)-as well as the processes of adapting to change, letting go of who we were, embracing who we are, and appreciating our unique life chapters. Incorporates illuminating facts from scientific researchers, doctors, and psychologists, as well as contemplative practices and guided meditations on aging's various challenges and rewards. The tandem of maintaining a healthy body and healthy relationships, infused with an active spiritual life, is explored in rejuvenating detail.

 

book jacket for Use Your Brain to Change Your AgeUse Your Brain to Change Your Age: secrets to look, feel, and think younger every day by Daniel G. Amen.

Dr. Daniel G. Amen shares ten simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger, and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer 's disease. His brain imaging work has taught him that our brains typically become less active with age and we become more vulnerable to memory problems and depression. Yet, one of the most exciting lessons he has learned is that with a little forethought and a brain-smart plan, you can slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain. Dr. Amen 's breakthrough, easy-to-follow anti-aging program shows you how to: boost your memory, mood, attention, and energy.

 

book jacket for Prime TimePrime Time by Jane Fonda.

In this inspiring and candid book, Jane Fonda, #1 bestselling author, actress, and workout pioneer, gives us a blueprint for living well and for making the most of life, especially the second half of it. Covering sex, love, food, fitness, self-understanding, spiritual and social growth, and your brain. In Prime Time, she offers a vision for successful living and maturing, A to Z.

 

book jacket for Secrets of LongevitySecrets of Longevity: hundreds of ways to live to be 100 by Maoshing Ni.

Looking to live a longer, happier, healthier life? Try eating more blueberries, telling the truth, and saying no to undue burdens. These are just a few of the hundreds of tips profiled in Secrets of Longevity a simple, no-nonsense approach to living longer. Dr. Maoshing Ni, doctor to Hollywood stars and a Tai Chi master specializing in longevity, brings together simple and unusual ways to live longer in this beautifully designed, chunky paperback, putting at the fingertips a host of proven ways to make anyone's stay on earth much, much happier.

 

book jacket for A Long Bright FutureA Long Bright Future: an action plan for a lifetime of happiness, health, and financial security by Laura L. Carstensen.

In A Long Bright Future, Laura L. Carstensen seeks to shed the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop individuals from adequately preparing for healthy, fulfilling, and financially stable long lives. We're living in a time when five generations of a family may all be alive at the same time. Everything will change: education, work, financial markets. And we--as individuals and as a nation--need to be prepared. In a reassuring and respectful tone, this optimistic and highly informative guide to smart aging will show readers the steps they need to take to ensure that long life becomes synonymous with good life.

 

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