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For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging--extending your healthy, active life--Dr. Sanjay Gupta blends together compelling stories of thFor centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging--extending your healthy, active life--Dr. Sanjay Gupta blends together compelling stories of the most up-to-date scientific breakthroughs from around the world, with cutting-edge research and advice on achieving practical immortality in this lifetime. Gupta's advice is often counterintuitive: longevity is not about eating well, but about eating less; nutritional supplements are a waste of your money; eating chocolate and drinking coffee can make you healthier. CHASING LIFE tells the stories behind the breakthroughs while also revealing the practical steps readers can take to help extend youth and life far longer than ever thought possible....

Title : Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today
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ISBN : 9780446526500
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today Reviews

  • Lacie
    2019-07-11 18:25

    I'm disappointed in this book, as it offered very little new information. I guess if you are new to a healthy life (and like a bunch of study statistics) then it might be a good fit. My biggest problem was the casual dismissal of the problems hormones and GMOs in our food causes. His only real argument was the FDA said it was okay--not reassuring when some of the FDA are in bed with Monsanto. This book seemed more about selling a book than really doing anything useful.

  • Ice
    2019-07-07 11:29

    Readers seeking the key to everlasting life will find some clues in neurosurgeon Gupta's survey of the latest research on longevity. Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, touches on recent breakthroughs as he offers some basic guidelines for adding years to what he and other aging experts call "health span." The goal, Gupta says, is not merely to live longer. To help readers live longer and better, he boils down conflicting health advice and makes some surprising prescriptions. For example, it is not what you eat, but how much you eat that affects longevity; vitamin supplements may be a waste of time and money; and a little upper-body strengthening is far more effective than an hour on a StairMaster. To support this advice, Gupta relates the experiences of a 103-year-old woman from Okinawa; a former executive who began training at age 86 and is a record-breaking sprinter at age 92; and others who are aging well by staying active, eating wisely, being positive and maintaining strong social networks. While stem cell injections, nanotechnology, cryonics and other possible therapies are on the horizon, Gupta tells readers that extending life today is as easy as eating less, moving more and exercising the brain.

  • Pauline
    2019-07-08 12:26

    I keep it around as a reference book to remind me of all the things that have been found to improve a person's health just by making small changes in their every day life. Well written, non-technical advice backed by references of the studies being cited so if a reader wants to find out more, they know where to look. Good commute audio book.

  • Vani
    2019-06-21 13:21

    Here's the core message of this book:1) Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, legumes, fish, and poultry2) Exercise (upper body resistance training and aerobics)3) Supplements may not be as useful as conventional wisdom dictates4) Maintain a positive attitude towards lifeSummary: While medical advances could make us immortal someday, there are plenty of methods available now that could help us lead healthy, fulfilling lives today.

  • Mary
    2019-07-13 12:29

    I really like Sanjay Gupta's writing style in his two pop-medical books, although I think his other book, Cheating Death, was the more engrossing of the two. This book did have its share of fascinating facts. I especially enjoyed the sections on the future of life preserving medicine. Seriously, much of the current medical research in this field sounds like science fiction (i.e. the ability to regrow organs and limbs, nanobots circulating through our bloodstream reversing the aging process, bringing frozen heads back to life). What this book ultimately boils down to, however, is advice we have all heard before. If we want to give ourselves as long and healthy of a life as possible, we need to exercise, eat our fruits and veggies, and reduce our stress level. Of course, Gupta goes into much more depth than that and I did learn several new things. For instance, in an attempt to lengthen my life I am trying to adopt his researched advice to eat only until I am 80 percent full. Hara hachi bu.

  • Sandra
    2019-07-06 11:23

    This book isn't about "helping you age less" but about helping you live optimally by changing some of your habits. I think the title is somewhat of a turn-off. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by the book: it wasn't glib or breezy, it didn't prophesy doom, it wasn't oversimplified nor was it heavily research-oriented. In fact, I'd say Sanjay Gupta got it just right. He manages to review and add to what we already know on eating, supplements, exercise, the brain, cancer, heart health, attitude, outlook and stress and new technologies. In the end, I didn't feel preached to, lectured to, or scared into anything---I felt that I had been given reasonable information and advice that was doable. Is there anything this guy can't do well? (Assuming he wrote the book himself...)

  • Curt
    2019-07-09 13:03

    Sanjay Gupta talks about his exploration of the current science of extending quality-of-life expectancy, called Healthspan. Some things were only a surprise in their magnitude - like weight. Other things were interesting to read about the justification and validity, like red wine and chocolate. Of course the need to continue learning as a way of preventing Alzheimer's and dementia is probably not a problem for people who would use this site. Hopefully medical science advances will continue, teaching us how to extend our Healthspan, not just our Lifespan.

  • Sarah
    2019-07-17 11:28

    Now that Sanjay has a TV presence I guess the idea is to market his "brand" as much as possible. This book was a quick rehash of the current advice for living healthy--and thus hopefully long. Most of it was familiar to me, so I didn't find it particularly interesting or inspiring. However, someone who needs a refresher on pointers for a healthy lifestyle might find this a good pep talk. Only 3 CDs.

  • Priya
    2019-07-03 11:59

    I'm not really sure about this book. It's informative, I'll give it that. But honestly, it's nothing new. I wish somebody would write something I could use, and that I'm not already using. Still, overall, decent read, but yes, I had to put it down to complete at a later date. Maybe the ending has that grandiose finish. One can hope.

  • Careyt
    2019-07-20 16:04

    I'm finding this an interesting read, not so much for it's revolutionary data but because it helps focus you on what's really important in life...not just good health, but great, able bodied health. It's both obvious, and if you look at all the people walking by you on the street, clearly not the focus of so many of us.

  • Charline A Wells
    2019-07-06 11:21

    Gives a reason for hopeI liked it especially the brief lists at the end of each chapter that summarized key points. Quality information. Interesting reading making complex topics simple for the layman.

    2019-06-30 12:16

    If you don't know a thing about general health advice, this is a good beginning. This is not my first "healthy" book so I already knew most of the things. The last chapter was the most interesting and futurist. I think I will read something from the author Ray Kurzweil.

  • Maria Raynal
    2019-07-19 11:27

    I guess this book would be good for those who know little about health, fitness and nutrition, but honestly I felt like I could've written it, and I have zero credentials in the field. So, a superficial look at the basics, but could be great for beginners.

  • Jennifer Hill
    2019-07-01 11:02

    Another good book that provides information on helping you stay younger! I enjoyed how they went around to different countries and found out why certain people are living longer and what those people are doing.

  • Suz
    2019-07-19 11:05

    I'm embarrassed to say I read the entire book. People with better things to do really shouldn't. Two things to take from this book: eat a plant based diet, exercise. (and don't bother reading this book cover to cover.)

  • Yoonmee
    2019-07-08 10:05

    Meh. It's got some interesting information about aging and health, but otherwise it's nothing special. Eat your veggies, exercise, less red meat, less or no processed foods, etc. One thing to keep in mind is that Dr. Gupta tends to toe the FDA company line when it comes to many issues.

  • Shannon
    2019-07-05 14:11

    Got the book for free through work. Been on an educational kick recently and have really enjoyed this book so far. Very interesting. Some common sense and some reiteration of lessons already known but efinitely learning!

  • M
    2019-07-01 12:27

    Nothing exceptional here. Information in the book is widely available from other sources. Quick and easy survey of what makes you healthy and keeps you living strong.

  • Rhonda Tackett-barkey
    2019-07-03 16:23

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers some good advice on living a longer, healthier, and more productive life.

  • Tanya
    2019-06-28 16:15

    Not so sure about the immortality part but it was a good summary of all the common sense stuff we should be doing to live healthier.

  • Gail
    2019-06-23 12:13

    This book as a lot of great information, that I will go back to for reference in the future.

  • Douglas
    2019-06-28 10:10

    So far a good book. Some great advice about what is going on in the medical field. Very very exciting stuff.

  • Jellie Dawn
    2019-07-10 16:10

    It was very informative but fell short on some of it's promise at the book cover.

  • Joanne
    2019-06-21 17:27

    Really interesting book! It took knowledge I had, added to it, and summarized it. Each chapter has a bulleted list of important points, which I found helpful.

  • Teri
    2019-07-19 16:23

    healthy living

  • virginia
    2019-06-30 15:02

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Food & Health Correspondent

  • Joseph Young
    2019-07-10 11:12

    General book about ways people are trying to prolong their lives with new scientific discoveries. Don't feel like I learned much, but maybe I read this book too late.

  • Esther Jung
    2019-07-20 17:18

    recommended by Sports Ministry

  • Kathy
    2019-07-18 14:02

    A lot was not new information but some was. I like Dr. Gupta on CNN so thought I'd check this out. The end of the book has lots of links to good web sites on healthy living.

  • Lisa
    2019-07-11 13:14

    Health Sustainability to the fifth power! If you are interested in keeping your self healthy read this book.