A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging

Un libro in lingua di Thompson Edward H. Jr. Kaye Lenard W. edito da Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2013

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As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for middle aged and older men. The authors—a medical sociologist and a gerontologist and social worker—in collaboration with a variety of medical experts, provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective. They present this information in four sections: • "Managing Our Lives" describes the actions men can take to stay healthy. Here is information about 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. It addresses sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearance—and explains how all of these factors affect mental health. • "Bodily Health" involves the nuts and bolts of how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. It covers the body from head to toe and reviews how men can manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions. • "Living with Others" shows the importance of interacting with friends and family. Topics include sexual intimacy, friendship, and caregiving, as well as how men can make the best decisions about end of life issues for themselves and their loved ones.

A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is a must-read for all men. Refusing to embrace the ageist stereotype of men spending 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.

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