Authors & Events
Gifts & Deals
Feb 28, 2012
| ISBN 9780452297708
Mar 03, 2011
| ISBN 9781101513378
Also available from:
Feb 28, 2012 | ISBN 9780452297708
Mar 03, 2011 | ISBN 9781101513378
A revolutionary look at diet, nutrition, fitness, and longevity praised by Malcolm Gladwell and Oprah Magazine.“An extraordinary eighty-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life.” –O, The Oprah Magazine
For years we have been told to obsessively monitor when we’re angry, what we eat, how much we worry, and how often we go to the gym. So why isn’t everyone healthy? Drawing from the most extensive study of long life ever conducted, The Longevity Project busts many long- held myths, revealing how:
Watch a Fox News segment on The Longevity Project.
This landmark study–which Dr. Andrew Weil calls “a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions”–upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age.
We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, The Longevity Project exposes what really impacts our lifespan-including friends, family, personality, and work.
Gathering new information and using modern statistics to study participants across eight decades, Dr. Howard Friedman and Dr. Leslie Martin bust myths about achieving health and long life. For example, people do not die from working long hours at a challenging job- many who worked the hardest lived the longest. Getting and staying married is not the magic ticket to long life, especially if you’re a woman. And it’s not the happy-go-lucky ones who thrive-it’s the prudent and persistent who flourish through the years.
With questionnaires that help you determine where you are heading on the longevity spectrum and advice about how to stay healthy, this book changes the conversation about living a long, healthy life.
Dr. Howard Friedman is Distinguished Professor at the University of California in Riverside. He is the recipient of two major… More about Howard S. Friedman Ph.D.
Dr. Leslie Martin is Professor of Psychology at La Sierra University, and Research Psychologist at UC Riverside. She graduated summa… More about Leslie R. Martin Ph.D.
"Provocative. An absorbing and invaluable read." — The Wall Street Journal "I recommend you read the book." — Katherine Bouton, The New York Times"A remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions." — Andrew Weil, M.D.
Books for a Better Life Book Award
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch