Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others

Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others

Paperback Clarkson Potter

By (author) Martha Stewart

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  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 235mm x 28mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307462889
  • ISBN 13: 9780307462886
  • Illustrations note: Black and White and Full-Colour Photographs
  • Sales rank: 100,887

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Martha Stewart's engaging handbook for living your healthiest life after 40-with expertise from doctors and specialists on eating, exercise, wellness, home, and organizing, as well as caring for others. Martha Stewart's Living the Good Long Life is a practical guide unlike any other: honest and upbeat, with clear and motivating charts, resources, and tips from doctors and wellness specialists. From the best ways to organize your home to protecting your mental well-being and appearance as you age, this book gives accessible ideas that you can incorporate every day. And when it's time to explore caregiving for others, you'll know how to enrich their quality of life while preventing your own fatigue. Martha's 10 Golden Rules for Successful Aging provide a framework for chapters that cover your changing needs with every decade, including: -Healthy Eating: Stock a healthy pantry for your dietary needs. -Healthy Fitness: Stand strong on your feet by increasing your balance, endurance, and flexibility. -A Healthy Brain: Stimulate new brain activity to prevent memory loss. -A Healthy Outlook: Maintain a sense of daily purpose by strengthening social connections. -Healthy Living Every Day: Medicate wisely while paying attention to aches and pains. -Healthy Looks: Take care of your skin and match your makeup to your age. -Healthy Home: Create a home that is a reflection of how you want to live. -Healthy Living into the Future: Be your own wellness CEO to prevent future illness. -Healthy Caring: Prepare for helping others while caring for yourself, and much more! Healthy living begins with establishing small habits, and with Living the Good Long Life you'll have a dependable source for thriving in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.

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MARTHA STEWART is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She founded THE MARTHA STEWART CENTER FOR LIVING (MSCL) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, a primary care practice that specializes in treating geriatric health conditions, as well as offering activities, classes and programs designed to help older adults get active and stay active well into old age.

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`In my Foundation's health initiatives--and in my own life--I've seen again and again how even small measures to improve your health can make a big difference. `Living the Good Long Life` is full of simple ideas that can be incorporated into daily routines to help you feel better and keep on doing what you love.` --President Bill Clinton `For thirty years, Martha Stewart has carefully coached us on how to take care of our homes, our menus, our crafts. And now in `Living the Good Long Life,` she has brought her brilliant skills to the mission of helping us take care of ourselves. With sparkling prose, no-nonsense instruction, and, as always, oceans of wisdom, Martha implores readers not to recoil from their advancing years, but to embrace and celebrate them--with invaluable tips on keeping our diets healthy, our bodies pumping, and our outlook forever sunny. I just loved this book.` --Marlo Thomas `In this lovely book, Martha Stewart shares her experience and wisdom about how best to care for yourself and others as you go through life. The pages are filled with practical tips and useful advice for aging gracefully. I recommend it.` --Andrew Weil, M.D. ``Living the Good Long Life` is the latest in Martha Stewart's arsenal of masterful advice. She inspires you to nurture your body, emotions, and total life experience, focusing on the opportunities that comes into life with an its-never-too-late-to-take-action approach. Martha offers lessons in strength, grace, and a complete glimpse of how to get up and keep going with the best of taste!` --TracyAnderson, author of `Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method ` `Only Martha could have written the definitive book on looking after ourselves as we grow older. I have found the value of a daily practice that incorporates yoga and writing, two disciplines that help me balance my spiritual and physical life. I hope that through this book, you will find what works for you.` --Alexander Vreeland,

Table of contents

Foreword Introduction The Ten Golden Rules for Successful Aging   Part 1: Healthy Living Today Chapter 1: Healthy Eating Chapter 2: Healthy Fitness Chapter 3: Healthy Brain Chapter 4: Healthy Outlook Chapter 5: Healthy Living Every Day Chapter 6: Healthy Looks Chapter 7: Healthy Home Part 2: Healthy Living into Tomorrow Chapter 8: Healthy Living into the Future Chapter 9: Healthy Caring   Resources Endnotes Suggested reading Acknowledgments Photo credits Index