Living Longer, Living Better: Lifestyle, exercise, diet and yoga for heart and mind

Paperback | February 20, 2016

byLionel Opie

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Living Longer, Living Better: Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet and Yoga for Heart and Mind is written for all those who strive for optimal long-term health and the maximal functioning of their hearts and minds. It is a modest yet ambitious effort to take the lay reader safely through the wildernessof health fads, snake-oil salesmen, and media hype, and into the promised land of sound, evidence-based health advice. Dr. Opie has explained masterfully very difficult concepts in a crystal clear manner with a unique turn of phrase which is often intriguing and charming. The professional involvedin medical care, whether he or she is a nurse, family practitioner, physician, cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon or any other carer who provides recommendations on health matters, will all be equally enlightened by this publication. Dr. Opies tone throughout is gentle and thoughtful, with clearand sober language. Dr. Opie has examined the hard science behind the purported health benefits of practices such as diet, meditation, yoga, and prayer.

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Living Longer, Living Better: Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet and Yoga for Heart and Mind is written for all those who strive for optimal long-term health and the maximal functioning of their hearts and minds. It is a modest yet ambitious effort to take the lay reader safely through the wildernessof health fads, snake-oil salesmen, and media...

Lionel H. Opie is Director Emeritus at Hatter Cardiovascular Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa. He qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town. He then won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University where he trained in heart research and later worked with leaders of thought at Harvard University. After the wor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 11.5 × 8.25 × 0.68 inPublished:February 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199465886

ISBN - 13:9780199465880

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Foreword to the First EditionPreface to the Second Edition1. Evolution of Health from the Beginning to Long-Term Maintenance2. Long-term Health3. Protecting Ourselves from Dread Diseases4. Can the Mind Rule the Heart?5. Mind Over Matter6. Can Excess Antioxidants Actually Hasten Your Demise? What About Vitamins, Dietary Fads, and Supplements?7. The Wider World-Dietary Patterns in India, China, Japan And Elsewhere8. Yoga: The Heart-Mind Connection9. Guarding Health As We Age