The Art of Aging

The Art of Aging

A Doctor's Prescription for Well-being

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Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, professor of surgery Nuland explores the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual appetites are undeniable--and rarely welcome--and yet, as Dr. Nuland shows, getting older has its surprising blessings. Age concentrates not only the mind, but the body's energies, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art--and for those who practice it well, it can bring extraordinary rewards. Nuland also examines the latest research into extending life and the scientists who are pursuing it.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781400064779
1400064775
Branch Call Number: 305.26 Nuland 2007
Characteristics: 302 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: How to grow old

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Jun 30, 2014

The Art of Aging? Rather, the art of the obvious.
Belabor the obvious [exercise, eat well, care for others, have relationships etc.] and then fill most of the book with inspiring case histories. Well, they inspire him anyway. Do i sound snide? Well, i was hoping for some actual insight.
Worth browsing for quotes tho.

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