Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Aging. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Cross-train your brain. All it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day of playing the right games. (It’s fun.) Exercising your brain is like exercising your body—with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. Organized on an increasing scale of difficulty from “Warm-up” to “Merciless,” here are 399 puzzles, trivia quizzes, brainteasers, and word game that are both fun and engaging to play, and are expertly designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells. Target Six Key Cognitive Functions: 1. Long-Term Memory. 2. Working Memory. 3. Executive Functioning. 4. Attention to Detail. 5. Multitasking. 6. Processing Speed.

  • Author: Nancy Linde
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games
  • ISBN: 978-0761168256
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 1.06 x 9.19 inches

                 

2. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan Chatterjee There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath , journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can: - jump-start athletic performance - rejuvenate internal organs - halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

  • Author: James Nestor
  • Publisher: Penguin Life (July 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0241289129
  • Dimensions: 5.08 x 0.71 x 7.8 inches

                 

3. Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Audio bonus! Includes exclusive conversations with the authors! From an acclaimed Harvard professor and one of Time ’s most influential people, this paradigm-shifting audiobook shows how almost everything we think we know about aging is wrong, offers a front-row seat to the amazing global effort to slow, stop, and reverse aging, and calls listeners to consider a future where aging can be treated. For decades, experts have believed that we are at the mercy of our genes and that natural damage to our genes - the kind that inevitably happens as we get older - makes us become sick and grow old. But what if everything you think you know about aging is wrong? What if aging is a disease - and that disease is treatable? In Lifespan , one of the world’s foremost experts on aging and genetics reveals a groundbreaking new theory that will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it. Aging isn’t immutable; we can have far more control over it than we realize. This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the front lines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs - many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab - that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse , the genetic clock. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes - the decedents of an ancient survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Dr. Sinclair shares the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes - such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, and exercising with the right intensity - that have been shown to help lead to longer lives. Lifespan provides a road map for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future when humankind is able to live to be 100 years young. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: David A. Sinclair PhD
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, Biological Sciences, Evolution & Genetics, Genetics

                 

4. Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting-edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from “super-brained” people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down—and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer’s, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides you with a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day. Keep Sharp is the only owner’s manual you’ll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!

  • Author: Sanjay Gupta M.D.
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 5, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
  • ISBN: 978-1501166730
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

                 

5. Hello New Me: A Daily Food and Exercise Journal to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself, (90 Days Meal and Activity Tracker)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Give it a try, see the results! Are you trying to eat healthier? Are you working on getting in better shape? Then Hello New Me food and exercise journal is just for you – the perfect daily companion on the journey to become the best version of yourself! You will love it. It is cute, simple, clear, easy to use, and very organized. Now you can keep track of what you eat and how active you are, and evaluate what you can change about your diet and daily routines. Hello New Me will be your convenient diary and motivating planner during your next three months or 90 days (the standard time span for a weight training program). Features: Hello New Me allows you to: Easily record your food consumption: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Monitor your daily water intake. Keep track of your daily activity and exercises. Oversee your cravings and how you respond to them. Keep an eye on whether you get enough sleep. Control how your mood reflects on your will and eating habits. Note your feelings about your progress and missteps to improve each and every day. It is a great size (7.5 x 9.25 in) to carry in your purse or bag and in the same time have enough space to jot down everything needed. Why are food diaries so effective as a weight loss tactic? Writing down and seeing your daily food intake gives a better perception of how much you actually eat. Studies show that tracking and planning your meals for a week or more yields the best results, but even recording your nutrition for one day can make a difference. Journal notebooks help you identify both your good habits (for example choosing healthy nutritious snacks) and your bad habits (for example drinking mostly sugary drinks). Get Hello New Me now and set yourself up for success on your way to more fitness, health and weight loss.

  • Author: Happy Books Hub
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-1985865181
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.25 x 9.25 inches

                 



6. The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Best-selling author Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook, filled with 100 longevity recipes inspired by the Blue Zones locations around the world, where people live the longest. Building on decades of research, longevity expert Dan Buettner has gathered 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, home to the healthiest and happiest communities in the world. Each dish--for example, Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone; Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche; Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California; and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes--uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health. Complemented by mouthwatering photography, the recipes also include lifestyle tips (including the best times to eat dinner and proper portion sizes), all gleaned from countries as far away as Japan and as near as Blue Zones project cities in Texas. Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes make the Blue Zones lifestyle even more attainable, thereby improving your health, extending your life, and filling your kitchen with happiness.

  • Author: Dan Buettner
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 1st edition (December 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Aging
  • ISBN: 978-1426220135
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.13 x 10.25 inches

                 

7. The Body: A Guide for Occupants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

An instant New York Times best seller Named a best book of the year by The Washington Post  Longlisted for the Pen E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "Glorious...You will marvel at the brilliance and vast weirdness of your design." ( The Washington Post ) Bill Bryson, best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything , takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-listen owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body - how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.  As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively listenable facts and information.

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Adulthood & Aging

                 

8. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

The Defining Decade  has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twenties—and themselves. Revised and reissued for a new generation, let it change how you think about you and yours. Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. In  The Defining Decade , Meg Jay argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized the most transformative time of our lives. Drawing from more than two decades of work with thousands of clients and students, Jay weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to take the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood—if we use the time well. Also included in this updated edition:  Up-to-date research on work, love, the brain, friendship, technology, and fertility What a decade of device use has taught us about looking at friends—and looking for love—online 29 conversations to have with your partner—or to keep in mind as you search for one A social experiment in which "digital natives" go without their phones A Reader's Guide for book clubs, classrooms, or further self-reflection

  • Author: Meg Jay
  • Publisher: Twelve; Revised edition (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1538754238
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.2 x 8.25 inches

                 

9. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

Los Angeles Times bestseller • More than 1.5 million copies sold “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” — New York Post Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy )—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. *And from the same authors, don’t miss The Book of Ichigo Ichie — about making the most of every moment in your life.* *          *          * What’s your ikigai ? “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb   According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai —a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai —the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.   In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day? A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE

  • Author: Héctor García
  • Publisher: Penguin Life; Illustrated edition (August 29, 2017)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Aging
  • ISBN: 978-0143130727
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 5 x 7.1 inches

                 

10. 6-Minute Fitness at 60+: Simple Home Exercises to Reclaim Strength, Balance, and Energy in 15 Days


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aging - August 2021

If you want to age gracefully and comfortably, you need to prepare. After the age of 50, our lean muscle mass starts to shrink by 1 to 2 percent every year. Over time, that muscle loss increases our risk of injury from falls and accidents, and it can seriously reduce our independence.  What if you could reclaim your strength, balance, and energy faster than you ever thought possible? What if you had a field-tested approach to exercise that takes only six minutes, twice a day ... and what if you could see dramatic results in just 15 days? In this book, you will learn: A straightforward, science-based exercise plan that only takes six minutes, twice a day and produces consistent strengthening and mobility improvements. Three simple bodyweight exercises that effectively target the muscle groups you need to stay active, prevent falls, and remain independent.  How to design workouts at home that don't rely on complicated equipment. The seven most important strategies for benefiting from regular workouts. Practical advice and guidance for family members and caregivers helping aging adults with exercise. The exercise program in this book has been tested with thousands of seniors and older adults just like you. It has helped all of them take back parts of their lives they might have lost. It doesn't matter if you're 60 or 100 years old, if your health is perfect or imperfect, or if you're walking miles every day or struggling just to get up from a chair. 6-Minute Fitness at 60+ will show you how to transform your body and your life, no matter your current state of health and fitness. Read this book today and take a leap toward a new you. Scroll to the top and click the "buy now" button!

  • Author: Jonathan Su
  • Publisher: Jonathan Su (October 31, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1735590400
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches