Are You As Young As You Can Be?
AN AGE REDUCTION PROGRAM
THAT CAN MAKE YOU LIVE AND FEEL
UP TO 26 YEARS YOUNGER
44 Scientifically Proven Steps That Delay Aging
Control How Your Genes Affect Your Health
Learn the Value of Each Step to Your RealAge
Increase Your Vitality in Mind and Body
M I C H A E L F. R O I Z E N. M.. D."
"I am a breast cancer survivor of two years. After reading your book, I was surprised to find out that I am 2.74 years younger than my chronological age! By changing a few simple routines in my life, RealAge has taught me how I can make myself even younger. Thank you very much!"
Kat Middaugh, Greencastle, PA
"My calendar age is 41 and my RealAge is 37.5. I was so inspired by Oprah's show, which featured your book, that I have decided to further improve my RealAge. Thanks to you and your book, I'm working ever)' day to become younger ... I never want to grow old!"
Kim Claudy, Greenville, OH
"Your book has taught me a lot and I have started following some of your suggestions. With diet and daily exercise, I have lost 130 pounds. Every morning I check your Web site for new information on getting younger. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!"
Dan Phillips, Port Orchard, WA
"I read RealAge in one day—it was that compelling. The fact that you could ascribe years gained or lost to each and every action left an indelible impression on me. You punched the right button!"
Dr. Jen W. Chiu, Singapore
"I am only sorry that it comes at this late date when so many opportunities to delay my aging have passed me by."
"William K. Hamilton, M.D., Associate Dean, University of California, San Francisco
GETTING YOUNGER: FOR LIFE!
What would you do if I gave you a hundred dollars? Would you spend it? Or save it? Think of all the things you could do with it. You could buy tickets to a pro basketball game. Or a new pair of running shoes. You could buy an armful of flowers for someone special. Or just treat yourself to cappuccinos every morning for a month. Sure, you could do a lot with a hundred dollars, but you couldn't buy a condominium with it. Or a new car. You know exactly how far a hundred dollars goes. And that's one of the remarkable things about money.
Because money has concrete value, we can compare activities as diverse as spending a couple of hours watching hoops and paying the phone bill and then choose between them. We know that a hundred dollars will buy an evening out or a pair of shoes but not both. Money values allow us to evaluate our choices.
I'm not going to give you a hundred dollars. Instead, I'm going to give you something better: years of life. I'm going to teach you how to add years to your life—high-quality, health-filled, vibrant years. I'm going to show you how to live younger through a method that makes health decisions as easy to understand as it is to understand what that one hundred dollars is worth.
The biggest problem with understanding health care decisions is that we have no common currency for medicine. We have no way of measuring decisions as diverse as buckling our seat belts, exercising, or taking vitamins regularly. But that's about to change.
As complex as medical science can be, there are only two real questions in medicine: How long will you live? And how healthy and vigorous will your life be while you're living it? Whether the issue at hand is eating a nutritious diet, taking calcium supplements, or wearing sunscreen, the fundamental motivation for choosing any of these behaviors is to ensure a longer, healthier life. Unfortunately, medical studies and news reports almost never make it seem that simple. RealAge unifies an array of health topics by determining exactly how they affect youth and vigor. RealAge correlates these to a common measurement-—-years of life.
For example, think of the neighbor who looks as if she's in her early forties, but who's really sixty. And remember how surprised you were to learn that your coworker, who you thought was in his fifties, was only forty-three? Some people are young for their age: They are physiologically and mentally as active and vibrant as someone much younger. The sixty-year-old woman may have a RealAge—-that is, a physiologic age—of only forty-five. Why? Because she has learned how to slow the pace of aging. Your coworker, on the other hand, has probably abused his body, causing it to age much faster than it should. Remember your school reunion: Even though everyone was the same chronologic age, people no longer looked the same age. Some people wore the years well, were young and exuberant, despite the passage of time. Others looked as if they had aged ten years more than everyone else—and they probably had.
Your RealAge is an estimation of your age in biologic terms, not chronologic years. If your RealAge is five years younger than your chronologic age, it means that your rate of aging is such that you are in the same shape physiologically as the average person who is five years younger than you. Likewise, if your RealAge is five years older than your chronologic age, you have aged to the same biologic condition as someone who is five years older. RealAge measurements allow us to quantify the age difference between our calendar age and our biologic age. Using the latest and most sophisticated computer technology and statistical methodology, RealAge is able to translate health risk into years of your life.
Better yet, the RealAge program shows every single one of us just how simple it is to become one of those people who really is younger than his or her years. We really can slow the pace of aging—and even reverse it. Although we've never been able to talk about "getting younger" before—-time moves in only one direction, forward—now we can. Even though you can't change your calendar age, you can "make" your RealAge younger. That is, you can have the health profile of someone who is chronologically younger. Best of all, it's not that difficult to do. Slowing the pace of aging can be relatively easy and painless. That means you can start feeling more invigorated, energetic, and healthful almost as soon as you start the RealAge program. You won't just live longer, you'll live younger.
More of us are living longer than human beings have ever lived before. Our life expectancy is increasing, and, barring unforeseen circumstances, most of us can expect to live into ripe old age-—ripe old calendar age, that is. Yet, how well you live is largely up to you. Most of us don't want to live to be ninety if the last thirty years of our lives are filled with illness, restricted ability, and dependence, on our families or nursing care. We want to be able to play golf, tango, or climb a mountain right until the day we die. We want all those extra years to be quality years—-years in which we write the novel we've always dreamed of writing or learn how to paint We want those years to be years when we travel the globe,, visiting the far-off places we've only read about We want to have fun with our grandchildren and enjoy our children as adults. We don't want to give up the things that make our lives worth living.
Longer lives don't mean much if they aren't active lives. That is what RealAge is all about: making simple decisions in our day-to-day lives that will stave off the biologic aging processes that make our old age feel "old."
Every one of us was born with a potential-—-the potential of who we will become. Part of this potential is social—the kind of education you get, the job you take, the opportunities and happenstances that come your way. The other part of this potential is biologic. How long and how well will you live? How healthy will you be? For far too long, the medical community has written off aging as something that is purely genetic, assuming that a person's whole life is "written in the genes" with which he or she is born. The more we know about genetics, our biologic inheritance, the more we know that this assumption is not true. Studies continue to show that for most of us, lifestyle choices and behaviors have far more impact on longevity and health than does heredity. Your genes (the elements that carry inherited information) define your basic biology, but how you interact with the world around you—whether through food choices, exercise, or social connections-—is how you control the way your genes will affect your bqdy. Those interactions shape both the quality and quantity of your life. Most of us do not live as well or as long as our genes or our bodies would allow. We shortchange ourselves. By taking care of our bodies, we slow the pace of biologic aging and capitalize more fully on our potential.
Through the RealAge program, you will learn to understand your health care decisions in terms of the one thing that really matters: your biologic age. RealAge establishes a measurement system to calculate the relative biologic age of our bodies, so that you can leam to evaluate health care decisions as diverse as putting tomato sauce on spaghetti or taking a jog, in the same terms and then make informed decisions about each habit.
RealAge calculations provide a way to interpret different types of health information and to make informed choices about our behaviors. RealAge gives a value to each of our choices, just as the price tag on a product in a store gives a value to that product Although some of these changes are easy and some are a bit more difficult, most are relatively painless. None of us can or will do everything possible to get younger, but because RealAge breaks these decisions down into steps, every single one of us can do some things to start getting younger. We can make health decisions that fit into our particular lifestyles and decide which aspects of healthy living would affect us the most. We can decide what really matters, what's worth the effort, and what we may want to postpone. Once we understand the multiple, often unrelated, factors on which the totality of our health depends, we can start living healthier one step at a time. You make the choices about how you want to age—or not.
NOW I'VE KNOWN WHAT DR. ROIZEN IS TALKING ABOUT; I'VE REALLY KNOWN IT SINCE A YOUNG TEENAGER, TAKING "THE HEALTH AND STRENGTH COURSE" OF CHARLES ALTLAS. AND GOING THROUGH LIFE PRACTICING IT ALL [WITH SOME ADJUSTMENTS FOR METABOLISM CHANGES ALONG THE WAY]. DR. ROIZEN HAS PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AND EXPLAINS IT ALL IN A DEEPER AND FULLY WAY.
USING THE CHARTS IN THIS BOOK, I'M 20 YEARS YOUNGER THAN MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE AGE. AND I SEE IT IN MY BODY AND FACE, AND FURTHER PROOF COMES WHEN PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW ME, GUESS MY AGE - YES THEY GUESS 20 YEARS YOUNGER. I SWIM 20 YEARS YOUNGER; I RIDE MY HORSE AT LEAST 20 YEARS YOUNGER; I CAN PLAY LEAD GUITAR AT LEAST 30 YEARS YOUNGER. I CAN DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING 20 YEARS OR MORE YOUNGER.
AS THEY SAY THE PROOF OF THE PIE IS IN THE EATING.....I'VE PROVED THE PIE DR. ROIZEN IS TALKING ABOUT, I'VE PROVED YOU CAN GROW YOUNGER. I HAD NOT SEEN ONE LADY FOR 17 YEARS, HER FIRST WORDS TO ME WERE, "KEITH YOU HAVEN'T CHANGES SINCE LAST I SAW YOU."
DR. ROIZEN'S BOOK FROM THE YEAR 2000 WAS A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
YOU SHOULD OBTAIN IT AND GET WITH IT AS THEY SAY.....GROW YOUNGER.....YES YOU CAN SLOW DOWN THE AGING PROCESS. DR. ROIZEN TELLS YOU HOW.