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    A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active (Johns Hopkins Press Health Books (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jr. Edward H. Thompson, By (author) Lenard W. Kaye

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    DescriptionAs 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 them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man's perspective. Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kaye - a medical sociologist and a gerontologist and social worker - offer invaluable information in four parts: "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 explores sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearance-and explains how all of these factors affect mental health; "Bodily Health" examines how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. It covers the body from head to toe and reviews how to manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions; and "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. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend 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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    A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging
    Stay Smart, Strong, and Active
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jr. Edward H. Thompson, By (author) Lenard W. Kaye
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 584
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    ISBN 13: 9781421410562
    ISBN 10: 1421410567

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 420
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24620
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VFJG
    Libri: I-HL
    DC22: 613.04234
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC018000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VFDM
    BISAC V2.8: HEA015000, HEA010000, MED032000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A66206800
    DC22: 613/.04234
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 613.04234
    LC classification: RA777.8 .T56 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/MEDTAS
    Thema V1.0: VFJG, JBSF2, MBN, VFDM
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    51 b&w illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    26 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Edward H. Thompson, Jr., is professor emeritus of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. Lenard W. Kaye is a professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine.
    Review quote
    It provides not just information,... but also a distinctive way of thinking about the health of aging men. This book does not just reproduce the same information that is available in similar guides, and it should be useful to both men and their families in addressing their health problems. -- Christian Perring Metapsychology This book is the perfect gift for the man who seemingly has everything except maybe a handle on his own health... It's a worthwhile investment in your male loved ones' health and life. Husbands, sons and anyone else you love will be sure to benefit from the wisdom between these pages. -- Carol Higgins Taylor Bangor Daily News A helpful, upbeat guide that covers major health problems, preventative care, and social and spiritual concerns that contribute to good health... A valuable resource for all middle-aged and older men. Publishers Weekly Covers almost everything you need to know, but might be afraid to ask, about keeping fit mentally, physically, socially, intellectually and sexually through the decades. Wall Street Journal An excellent, authoritative head-to-toe guide for men (40 years and older) who want to stay healthy. Much of the advice deals with long-term habits of diet, exercise, and relationships that younger men will benefit from changing before they lead to problems. This is also a good read for women who want to keep the men in their lives healthy. Library Journal While the book is packed with information, it is written for the layman, with charts and graphs to make things even easier to digest. -- Dave Greenslit Worcester Telegram & Gazette