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Real Age: Are You as Young as You Can Be? Hardcover – Large Print, Jan 1 1999


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Wheeler Publishing; Lrg edition (January 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568957912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568957913
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 18.6 x 3.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,300,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Format: Hardcover
I was pretty excited about the book, but it doesn't tell much you don't get from doing the quiz on the web site, realage.com. Save your money...
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By A Customer on April 4 1999
Format: Hardcover
I had fun taking the test, more fun finding out that I am six years younger than my chronological age, and even more fun telling people that! However, I already know that having a healthy life style, exercising, eating well, relieving stress and a great marriage are all things that keep me feeling and looking younger. I found the rest of the book a little disappointing, because each chapter repeats, although in much more detail, the items on the test. This is a good book for someone who wants a general overview of things to do to be healthy and problems that an unhealthy life style can cause. Practicing what Dr. Roizen suggests takes time, you may need more detail and want to review what you should do with your own advisors. I also suggest you read another new book that will help you understand why it is difficult for some people to change their life habits, called THE 2,000 PERCENT SOLUTION, by Mitchell, Coles and Metz. The first half of the book talks about our bad habits or "stalls", like THE TRADITION STALL (I grew up on lasagna or chicken soup and matzoh balls, or bread and butter - and I like those foods) or The Misconception Stall (I don't have time to exercise or meditate, when you will find that if you do, you begin to do things so much better, you have created the time). The second half shares eight steps to make progress at 20 times the usual rate. If you read REAL AGE and THE 2,000 PERCENT SOLUTION together, you will develop ideas to get "younger and better" faster!
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By A Customer on Jan. 30 2004
Format: Paperback
I thought this book had some useful information when I first read it several years ago. After I read it, I stopped taking selenium supplements and decreased my daily dosage of vitamin C to 2,000 mg. Then I got a tumor in my neck (spring 2000), and most recently a breast tumor. I read that selenium actually inhbits the growth of tumors, so I am upset for having followed Roizen's advice. Also, I learned that one can take up to 10 GRAMS of vitamin C per day with very beneficial results. This vitamin also helps prevent and fight cancer. Finally, Roizen completely omits any mention of the need for regular detoxification. He says it's okay to drink tap water! I have lost my respect for this author and am now selling his book. It's out of date.
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Format: Hardcover
"Real Age" is a nice addition to the self-help health book market with a unique approach that draws a line between your chronological age and your "real" age. The book is basically a schmorgasborg of practical info, none of which is really earth-shattering. Its the tables scattered throughout the book that show your real age adjustments for doing/not doing certain activities that makes this book. I found it both encouraging and empowering to see how things in my control can benefit my long-term health (though not all real age elements are under one's control). While some of the info is sophomoric(touting the benefits of a personal trainer), some of it is useful (detailed breakdown on vitamins) and make this a worthwhile check-out at the local library.
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Format: Hardcover
I ORIGINALLY GOT THE BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY. I FOUND IT TO BE STRAIGHTFORWARD,EASY TO UNDERSTAND.IT WAS IN A FORM THAT CAN EASILY BE UNDERSTOOD BY JUST ABOUT EVERYONE. I FOUND THE CONCEPTS REASONABLE AND PRETTY EASY TO APPLY. THE CONCEPTS ARE SIMPLE AND DEFFINATELY DO ABLE. IT WAS HONEST AND NON-THREATENING.
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Format: Hardcover
I found many interesting things in this book that is written for the masses. However, like exercising, everyone needs to decide or get a professionals opinion about what is good for them as an individual. I had followed the recommendations of the book for the last 9 months to a tee besides going to the website to get my "Realage" down. I just experienced a kidney stone that needed to be removed. For anyone that has been through a stone ordeal knows that it is equal in pain to childbirth or more so according to my urologist. A leading contributor of my stone was the increased intake of calcium, vitamin D, and Vitamin C that I took based on the recommendations of this book. Were there other factors? Probably. However, what is good for one person may not be good for all. So proceed with caution. Again, the book did enlighten me in many areas.
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Format: Hardcover
It was this book that opened my eyes on how well I was or wasn't taking care of myself. I was motivated after the first chapter to do things like taking aspirin, limit cell phone calls, taking vitamins, watching diet, etc. I have reduced my realage from my chronological age by 15 years now. If a book can influence people to take care of themselves based on medical science, why not pick up a copy? It's an investment in your life!
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By "k-roach" on Feb. 11 2000
Format: Hardcover
Real age takes information most people know (and some that most people don't) and puts in a framework that is easy to understand. While for any individual, certain factors may have more importance (many of the reviewers on this site stressed how important dog ownership is to them), the fact that you can change your health and mortality from your own behaviors, and to this degree, is very motivating.
As a primary care internist, I have found this paradigm very useful in getting my own patients to quit smoking and start exercising!
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