Spring Chicken (häftad)
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Spring Chicken

Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

Häftad,  Engelska, 2015-09-24
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Weve been tantalised by the idea of eternal youth since time immemorial. Were always asking how we can live longer, and better. Or, to put it another way, why cant we all be like Madame Calment who cycled till she was 100, smoked till she was 117 and died at the wonderfully old age of 122? Join veteran reporter Bill Gifford for a rip-roaring ride along the trail to the fountain of youth. Meet the scientists who have doubled the life-expectancy of mice by knocking out a single gene, and others like Aubrey de Grey, who claims that we are on the cusp of achieving longevity escape velocity, and who predicts that our children could live for a thousand years. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science and sound advice, Spring Chicken will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing the dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.
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'Startling...warm, delightfully curious'. * Sunday Times * 'An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science and sound advice'. * Press Association * Spring Chicken is an utterly marvelous book a guided tour of a fantastic, counterintuitive landscape (that happens to be your body), and also a whip-smart guide to living a longer and healthier life. -- Daniel Coyle, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Talent Code</i> Spring Chicken is a masterful exploration of the fantasy and fact surrounding one of the most fundamental questions of humankind: why do we age?" -- David Perlmutter, MD, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and SugarYour Brain's Silent Killers</i> Bill Giffords terrific Spring Chicken gives us a riveting account of the most important change of the last centurythe doubling of our lifespansand an intimate vision of what it will take to not only keep that trend going, but keep ourselves healthy and vibrant as we age. -- Steven Johnson, <i>New York Times bestseller</i> of <i>How We Got to Now</i> Gifford skilfully navigates the many strands of aging research to create an entertaining narrative of the perils of getting old. * Kirkus Reviews * "You need this book. I grabbed it like a life preserver, and thats exactly what it is. Spring Chicken demolishes the worst hoaxes in anti-aging treatments like crushed dog testicles, human growth hormone, and Suzanne Somers and leaves you with the good news: by adopting a few easy-to-understand, easy-to- follow discoveries, you might just deactivate the time bombs in your fat cells and learn to follow in the springy, successfully aging" footsteps of a 92-year-old pole vaulter." -- Christopher McDougall, New York Times bestselling author of <i>Born to Run</i> and <i>Natural Born Heroes</i>

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Bill Gifford is a contributing editor for Outside magazine in the States. Through his career, he has written extensively on science, sports, health and fitness for Wired, Slate, and Men's Health,amongst others. The person he admires most is his grandmother, Doris, who is nearly 100 years old and eats a Danish pastry every morning. He intends to get there too. Or at least die trying.