THIS manual will help ensure that your later years of life are some of your best years, provided you follow some of the instructions given inside. Everybody knows the numbers; everybody reads the newspapers. We all know that individuals are living far longer than they ever did in history. We also know that modern medicine and technology have pushed the envelope such that many of us find ourselves living into our ’80s and ’90s. This is, however, not merely a reflection of personal genetics but also results from a combination of many factors including fitness, nutrition, preventive care, personal outlook and relationships. In other words, good health and well-being are generally the result of smart decisions and right attitude. If we do not want to ‘get old’, we don’t have to – we are only old when we think we are. But successful aging does not happen by accident. It hinges on the decisions we make and the habits we inculcate.
Along with the above, digestive, sensory, immune, hormonal, respiratory, sexual, skeletal, muscular, the skin and hair, urinary, visual changes occur for which the author suggests ways to overcome these challenges.
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