Instaread Summary of The Longevity Book The Science of Aging, The Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark
Two out of five stars
Everything that I read in this summary sends me to the conclusion that this is a book that probably would not exist or be a total flop if the name of a celebrity did not appear as a co-author. For there is very little in the summary that has not appeared in many other books many other times. Here are the key takeaways:
*) Instead of worrying about aging, learn to appreciate the wisdom and beauty that accompany getting older and strengthening relationships.
*) Women’s health care has vastly improved over the last few decades, with mainstream medicine recognizing the need for female-specific treatment and care.
*)Accepting the aging process can help women feel more comfortable with themselves. When they stop denying aging, which is inevitable, women can empower themselves with key information to optimize their health and well-being.
*) Life expectancies are on the rise across the globe. Extended life expectancy makes long-term self-care critically important.
*) Geroscience is the study of aging with age-related diseases. The common denominator in a range of diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease, is aging.
*) Your chronological age, or how long you’ve been alive, is less a determining factor of your health than your biological age or how healthy your cells are.
*) Aging, whether externally visible or not, always occurs on a cellular level.
*) To strengthen the body as it ages, boost the function of the cellular protectors: telomeres, apoptosis, and senescence.
*) Understanding the different systems of the body aids in protecting and strengthening those systems.
*) The three pillars of strength are nutrition, movement, and sleep.
As the reader can see, the only one of these that offers up something new and interesting is the one about cell protectors. From this summary, my conclusion is that the book with be a lengthy bore of routine and often repeated information.
This book was made available for free for review purposes.