The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life
The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life
The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life
Price: $4.95 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2010
Page Count: 256
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0230100686
ISBN-13: 9780230100688
User Rating: 4.0000 out of 5 Stars! (2 Votes)


“[The authors] present a persuasive case, backed up by numerous studies, and outline specific behaviors people can adopt to live longer and live well … readable and engaging.”—Los Angeles Times

“Bortz's thinking and writing is deep, penetrating, funny and totally motivating.”—Runner’s World

“Bortz is on a mission. He wants everyone to get fit and realize their human potential, which he believes means living to be 100 years old for many people.”—San Jose Mercury News

“Presents solid, peer-reviewed research that confirms the belief that fitness – not antioxidant supplements, or gene and hormone therapy, or the latest "super fruit" – is the key to extending and improving life. “—The Sacramento Bee

"If you want to reach your hundredth birthday with a clear mind and a strong body, this is your textbook."--Erica Jong "Wally Bortz shows how to grow old with dignity, wisdom, and good health.  His work is important, his passion for life undimmed."--Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

“Physician and aging researcher, Dr. Wally Bortz from the Stanford Medical School makes a solid case for how we can dramatically impact our own lifelong health through vigorous and sustained exercise. He draws on cutting edge science that shows that we get weaker as the decades pass, not necessarily due to aging, but rather because we don’t challenge our bodies enough. The Roadmap to 100 shows how staying engaged cuts across all fields – exercising, socializing, keeping sexuality alive – can prolong your life for many decades. This is a fantastic book and Bortz is a true trailblazer.”--Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., author of Bodymind, Healthy Aging, The Age Wave and A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success.

“At 80 years young, Dr Walter Bortz brings an energy to his work that exceeds that of most 20 year olds. He challenges us with an uplifting message: we are each ultimately responsible for our own health, and that by remaining fully engaged—in our communities, in physical fitness, by maintaining our intellect and being creative--we can extend our lives and make them worth living.”--Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

“Here is a fast paced and lively guide on how to live longer. Wally Bortz’s clear and direct message emphasizes the importance of action, motion, and engagement in maintaining ‘vim and vigor,’ as JFK described the vitality we all seek.”--Seth Landefeld, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco

"With his enthusiasm and insight, Walter Bortz makes us want to go further and explore all the options of aging. The Roadmap to 100 is a spirited romp through the process of gaining wisdom and pleasure as we continue on and on.”--Bonnie Matheson, author of Ahead of the Curve

“Reaching an active and health 100 years old is something we can all do now—thanks to recent studies that show it is more than just the luck of your genes.   Dr. Wally Bortz of Stanford Medical School shows us in this book that we can do a lot to determine our health – in this practical book, he lays out a program for an active and physical lifestyle that will change both your outlook and your outcome. Read this book and let Dr. Bortz guide you on healthy aging!”--Dr. Robert Butler, author of The Longevity Revolution

“Unlike the generalizations with which doctors usually instruct their patients, this book outlines in clear, concise prose what we can do to remain fully functional as we age. Moreover, it explains exactly how the interventions recommended work to preserve health and competence. The book is a welcome aid to helping people live better as well as longer." --Marianne Legato, author of Why Men Die First

“Ever since I learned that Jeanne Calment said at 120 she had only one wrinkle, and she was sitting on it, I figured that humor must be the key to longevity. Since then I met Walter M. Bortz--marathoner, thinker, and former head of the American Geriatrics Association. No one has been a more avid gatherer and popularizer of data on the importance of exercise to the project of happiness and longevity. But Bortz’s vision extends further, to a whole new medicine based on empowerment and prevention, and informed by evolution and energy science. Bortz’s vision is contagious, and I’m a subscriber!”--Dorion Sagan, author of Biospheres

“With longevity becoming the new norm, we can use all the help we can get from the experts to help us along.”--Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D. Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences; Astronaut Apollo 14

The Roadmap to 100 challenges you to take ownership of your health, to learn to take responsibility for it and not rely blindly on medical technology to repair the damage we do to ourselves.”—The Union

Praise for Dare to be 100:

“...easy to read, easy to follow...should be everyone's guide to growing older.”-- Jack LaLanne

“I was riveted to DARE to Be 100...It's a splendid book.”-- Erica Jong

DARE to Be 100 is the most thorough examination I've seen of all we can do to live a long and fulfilling life.”-- Dean S. Edell, M.D., medical journalist



About the Author

Walter Bortz, M.D. is clinical associate professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and author of Dare to Be 100. He is past co-chairman of the American Medical Association’s Task Force on Aging and former president of The American Geriatric Society. A firm believer in practicing what you preach, Dr. Bortz has been a marathoner for four decades, running his 40th marathon in April 2010 in Boston at the age of 80. Bortz is a frequent face on the lecture circuit, sharing his enthusiasm for healthy living and a robust life with hundreds of audiences annually. Randall Stickrod is a long time science and technology publisher and writer, and the founding editor of Wired.

John T | 3 out of 5 Stars!

Because the author is a gerontologist and faculty member at the Stanford Medical School, I hoped to get some new insights into staying healthy in old age from this book. While the book will be useful for those have done little reading in this area, I learned very little from it. On page 84 he gives his foundations for successful aging: lean muscle mass, VO2 max, nutrition, sex, a healthy brain, engagement, movement. Consistent with this, a large part of the book deals with various studies that show the benefits of exercise. His chapter on nutrition is very general and gives no specific recommendations. It also contains errors, such as stating that the long-lived residents of Sardinia eat a diet rich in olive oil and fish. In fact they are shepherds living inland and do not grow olives.

Jan Koncewicz | 5 out of 5 Stars!

Interesting book. Most of us want to live long but how to attain it? We all know the basics -- Don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, eat your fruits and vegetables, do not each junk food, exercise, etc. We are used to being told what to do or what not to do, but we are often not told the reasons for that. Why should we or shouldn't we do something? How much we should eat or exercise? Why should we lift weights if we have no ambition for a great looking body? Not only "what" but also "why", "how" and "how much" should we do a particular thing to be as healthy as possible? Should we take vitamins and supplements? Is there anything that we should definitely start or stop doing now or in the future to extend our lives? Some doctors might help us with these questions but most of them are too preoccupied treating the sick and have not time or the will for the prevention health maintenance...

Where can we turn to find the answers? Many of them you will find in this book. For some others you might have to search further. As the author states: "the mission of this book is to present the case for living to 100 or more and living well all the while". Longevity is not an isolated phenomenon any more. It is a direct consequence of health maintenance. The author of another book titled "Body Maintenance Handbook" predicts that we have the potential to live up to 150 years. All we need is to attain enough knowledge about the way our body functions to be capable of eliminating the causes of our illnesses and to prolong our lives. Get these books and study how to do that all. Live long and healthy!

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