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The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sandra Bark, Cameron Diaz

Narrated By: Sandy Rustin, Cameron Diaz

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2016

Duration: 7 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.

Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she'd learned-and what she wished she'd known twenty years earlier.

Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.

The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women's health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages-and what we can all do to age better.

Without sugarcoating the hard facts-a sixty-year-old body is different than a thirty-five-year-old body, no matter how much yoga you do-or romanticizing the upside-wisdom comes with age, if you live your life wisely-Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative, and intimate tour through the next stage of life.

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  • Terry Clayton

    The authors have struck just the right balance of inspiration, motivation, and science. They have clearly done their homework. The science is both accurate and up to date. I am recommending the Longevity Book to everyone I know, both men and women, because any man who cares about his partner can only benefit from a greater understanding of her health issues, and because we should all eat, laugh and love well.

  • Robin Shoen

    I wasn't sure what to think about Cameron Diaz tackling the topic of aging. She is, after all, in a profession that worships youth and casts aside anyone who has the misfortune of growing old. I was pleasantly surprised and immensely impressed. The book is thoughtful, well-organized and well-written. She and her co-author, Sandra Bark, make the physiology of aging understandable. If this information had been presented to me in this way back in high school, I might have saved myself some lessons along the way. The narrator is excellent. She sounds a bit like Diaz, and she definitely captures the tone of the writing. I would highly recommend this book to any woman who is looking to be her best, healthiest self at any age.