You: Staying Younger: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty

Mehmet C. Oz, Author, Michael F. Roizen, Author
Mehmet C. Oz, Author, Michael F. Roizen, Author , with Ted Spiker, Craig Wynett and Lisa Oz. Free Press $26 (432p) ISBN 978-0-7432-9256-6
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In their newest in the You series, physicians Oz and Roizen and a supporting cast of contributors explain why the body ages and how readers can become “anatomical puppeteers,” mastering their genes, bad habits, environmental pollution and stress while igniting the body's ability to stay fit, strong and healthy. According to the authors, avoiding such major causes of death as cancer and heart disease increases life expectancy by only just under a decade. With their talent for creating vivid, humorous images (amplified by cartoon drawings), they describe 14 “major agers” and how readers can use what is known about telomeres (which look like the plastic ends of shoelaces), mitochondria (the body's energy powerhouses) and other components of body functioning to repair and rejuvenate cells. While the hefty amount of detailed information might seem overwhelming, the suggestions in the authors' “tool box” are straightforward and, frequently, simple: walking a half hour each day; consistently getting enough sleep; relieving stress with yoga, meditation and chi gong; removing toxins from the home; and avoiding accidents, for example. Perhaps most simple—and surprising—is their claim that one of the best predictors of aging is your perception of your own health. With the facts and tools laid out here, readers will be able to articulate, challenge and change those perceptions through positive action. (Oct.)

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