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Prime-Time Health (2010)

by William Sears

Other authors: Martha Sears

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This book is a great reference with its no-nonsense approach to healthy aging. It is divided in 6 parts: 1. 'are you ready for prime time' elaborating about investing in a personal health plan... 2. 'keeping your body at its prime' detailing the health plan for all vital organs and tissues... 3. 'prime-time well-being' learning about the 4 S's: super foods, sound sleep, subdued stress and satisfying sex... 4. 'prime-time health care' presenting a crash course in preventive medicine... 5. 'prime-time fitness' staying lean, fit and safe... 6. 'the prime-time plan' putting together an 8-week plan. Dr Sears presents a wealth of information with his step by step instructions on how to maintain health in the 2nd half of ones life. ( )
  RoyalScatterBrain | Dec 31, 2012 |
Wow! I wish I could have read this book 20 years ago!

Don't think that PRIME-TIME HEALTH is just for baby boomers. If you want to enter middle age in peak fitness, read this book as soon as you can. Dr. Sears tells you what you will be facing in your later years and what you need to do now to ensure that you're physically able to enjoy those years.

If you're already living what you hope will be your middle years, Dr. Sears will show you how to make the best of whatever shape you're in and even what steps to take to reverse some conditions.

One of the things I like so much about PRIME-TIME HEALTH, is that Dr. Sears presents a wealth of health care information all in one place: Omega-3 fish oils and why they are so important for cardiovascular and joint health. What's so special about antioxidants? Why cancer occurs. How strong stomach muscles help prevent back pain. Over and over, he explains how the health and condition of one area of your body effects the health and condition of another area. For instance, unhealthy blood vessels can contribute to hearing loss -- Dr. Sears explains why and how.

The book includes chapters on eye health, breathing, and rejuvenating your joints, as well as, literally, skin and bones. Dr. Sears covers the basics of lowering high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. You'll find discussions on which foods are best for maintaining and improving health. There's even a chapter called "Stay Safe" in which he explains why older folks are more accident-prone and how to protect yourself from falls.

Another point in favor of Dr. Sears' book is that the information is so accessable. As the author of over 30 books, he knows how to translate medical terminology into plain English. Though the advice in the book in backed by scientific research, I was never bogged down in statistics or multi-syllabic Latin vocabulary. Dr. Sears writes for the ordinary Joes and Janes like me. I spent several evenings reading PRIME-TIME HEALTH and was never bored or overwhelmed by the material.

When you're young, it's easy to take for granted how good you feel and how easy it is to move. Over the years, your body just slowly wears out. But just as proper car maintainence will prolong the life of your car, proper body maintenance can prolong your life and keep you strong and healthy enough to actually enjoy your later years. And, like saving money for retirement, the earlier you start the better off you'll be.

I highly recommend PRIME-TIME HEALTH for all adults of any age. Younger people can start a regimen to prevent deterioration as well as provide much needed support and information to the older folks in their lives. "Primers" will appreciate understanding the changes that are occuring in their bodies and the hope of physical renewal that Dr. Sears' advice provides. ( )
  MissMermaid118 | Sep 15, 2011 |
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This book was written in a very readable, easily understandable way. There were not a lot of buzz words or jargon to distract you, just a lot of actionable approaches to growing old healthfully. Though the advice is nothing I haven't heard before (eat in a nutritionally balanced way, move your body for cardiovascular health, etc) I found the way the message was relayed to be very inspirational and it motivated me to set up my own nutritional and exercise goals. ( )
  legrande | Jan 1, 2011 |
I won this through first reads. I have a whole list of books I am reading at the moment so I haven't had time to read it but I let my mom borrow it and she really likes it. She keeps quoting portions of it to me. Hopefully I have time to read it soon, sounds really good. ( )
  Aleeetcha | Mar 24, 2010 |
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I reviewed this book earlier, but it does not seems to be saved. Trying again:
Its 4 stars for me. Every page I flip to has something that teaches me what I did not know or confirms a belief I hold - for example I always believed organic foods were sweeter. Dr. Sears agrees. The topic of flax and Greek yogurt have inspired me to add it to my diet. There is a chart of foods that are excellent for your health. There is a section on breathing, moving that I'm headed for next. Nothing is too technical. The Dr. recommends the book be read cover to cover first, then go back to specific areas that are of concern. I enjoy flipping or "rolling the dice" and being surprised how interesting the topic was. I suppose because I’m in the age group the Dr. is targeting as “prime-timers”.
Thanks LibraryThing for the opportinunity to read this book. ( )
  t.peggy | Mar 4, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316035416, Hardcover)

Twelve years ago, renowned physician and author Dr. William Sears was diagnosed with cancer. He, like so many people, wanted-and needed-to take control of his health. Dr. Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life-and it worked. Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program in PRIME-TIME HEALTH. This engaging and deeply informative book will motivate readers to make crucial behavior and lifestyle changes. Dr. Sears explores how to keep each body system healthy and delay those usual age-related changes. Written in Dr. Sears's wise, accessible, and entertaining voice, PRIME-TIME HEALTH is a practical program to help you live your best life possible-pain-free, disease-free, stress-free, and medication-free.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:32:27 -0400)

After being diagnosed with cancer, pediatrician William Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life--and it worked. Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program. This book explores how to keep each body system healthy and delay those usual age-related changes. Written in Dr. Sears's wise, accessible, and entertaining voice, this is a practical program to help you live your best life possible--pain-free, disease-free, stress-free, and medication-free. --From publisher description.… (more)

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