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Your Blood Never Lies - James B. LaValle
ISBN: 9780757003509
Publication Date: 2013-06-03
A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them--or we couldn't until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, best-selling author James LaValle clears up the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the results yourself and know the significance of each marker. Dr. LaValle even recommends the most effective conventional and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are the names of test markers that should be requested for a more complete physical picture. A blood test can reveal so much about your body, but only if you can interpret the results. Your Blood Never Lies provides the up-to-date information you need to take control of your health.

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A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging - Edward H. Thompson; Lenard W. Kaye
Invaluable information in four parts. Managing Our Live: describes the actions men can take to stay healthy including how to eat well, reduce stress, and stay active for better overall health. Mind and Body: considers how physical health and state of mind are connected exploring sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearance--and explains how all of these factors affect mental health. Bodily Health: examines how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. Living with Others: shows the importance of interacting with friends and family. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years winding down, this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or more--by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities."--Publisher description.

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What Makes Olga Run? - Bruce Grierson
ISBN: 9780805097207
Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during"-- Provided by publisher.

Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness - Gale Cengage Learning; Jacqueline L. Longe (Editor)
ISBN: 9781414490199
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Covers topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.

 

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