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Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age | [The Great Courses]

Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

We all want to discover the secret to a long and healthy life. But how do you incorporate the secrets of personal wellness into the unique demands of your own schedule? What information would a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician offer someone looking for a reference guide to healthy living? These 36 comprehensive lectures offer you practical and expert advice that allows you to make your own personalized choices about healthy living, as well as ways to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle.
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Publisher's Summary

We all want to discover the secret to a long and healthy life. But how do you incorporate the secrets of personal wellness into the unique demands of your own schedule? What information would a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician offer someone looking for a reference guide to healthy living?

These 36 comprehensive lectures offer you practical and expert advice that allows you to make your own personalized choices about healthy living, as well as ways to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle. With this course, you'll nourish your body, strengthen your mind, and forever change the way you think about and live your life. Professor Goodman teaches you about the six fundamentals of personal well-being: aging, nutrition and whole foods, movement, mental health, specific health issues, and general health choices. These fundamentals offer a well-rounded and engaging survey of the concepts, issues, and lessons of lifelong health.

Professor Goodman's advice is rooted in scientific information and proven results - without bogging you down in complex terminology or theories. More importantly, it is flavored with commonsense tips, helpful advice, and inspirational stories that make lifelong health both appealing and achievable.

Crafted with the concerns of everyone in mind, whether you're in adolescence or advancing age, this wonderful resource is the perfect way to take those first steps on the road to becoming a better, healthier you.

Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

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    Stephanie Catawba, VA, United States 01-08-14
    Stephanie Catawba, VA, United States 01-08-14 Listener Since 2002
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    "There is no Bibliography"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Add the bibliography as a pdf file


    What did you like best about this story?

    The speaker was outstanding


    Any additional comments?

    Dr. Goodman references the bibliography and a list of resources many times in the book, yet Audible/Great Courses doesn't see fit to provide audible listeners these documents. It's a shame, I would have purchased many more of them if they had.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Janie Michigan 08-14-13
    Janie Michigan 08-14-13 Member Since 2005

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    "Excellent. Intelligent."

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Dr. Goodman was a great speaker. I loved his pace and his ability to speak in layman's terms without it sounding like he was talking down to you and at the same time, use correct terminology for those who DO want the right words/vocabulary.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lorena Monmouth, OR, United States 08-17-13
    Lorena Monmouth, OR, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2011

    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ¯ Mark Twain

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    "The science of health for the rest of us"

    Dr. Goodman does a very good job of tying actionable health advice to the basic science that supports it. It's helpful to know not only that something is good for you, or not good for you, but also why that is true. For me, the why adds a lot to my ability to follow through. Additionally, Dr. Goodman doesn't come at this program with 60 things you should change tomorrow. Instead, he consistently recommends small course changes that in years can take you to a whole different (and more healthy) destination.
    I found the lecture itself to go a bit slowly, so I listened to most of it at 1.25 and 1.5 speed. Other than that, it was easy to listen to, and even the topics that don't affect me (like smoking or steroid use) were interesting from an academic perspective. There is nothing earth shattering here, but that is more actionable anyhow. If you are looking for good advice and some shallow digging into health science, this is a good lecture.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Toronto, Ontario, Canada 07-27-13
    Jason Toronto, Ontario, Canada 07-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "For the common man, not the health professional"

    This audio course is quite basic: I can't really penalize it for that. I'm sure for a lay reader, they will learn a lot (I'm a health professional). This course may save lives and years of life to those who are not very familiar with health topics. For the advanced (health / biology / medical majors / professionals) this will be too basic to the point where you don't feel you've learned anything new or gained any value. The teacher (passionate surgeon) is not monotonous so it wasn't a bore to listen to - though I typically listen to audiobooks with a 1.25x to 1.50x speed magnification to save time and also to not get bored...

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan SOUTH MORANG, Australia 09-13-13
    Ryan SOUTH MORANG, Australia 09-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Facts without too much heresay"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    He discusses what the research says... what he think is secondary


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, even at 1.5x this is a monster book/course at 36 hours... Has taken me a month of intermittent listening


    Any additional comments?

    I love his ability to quote real studies... whilst I have not looked into all of them, I have read up about a couple and his take away matched my own.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    thanyadej Bangkok, Thailand 08-23-13
    thanyadej Bangkok, Thailand 08-23-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Evidence based life sciences at its best."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Dr.Goodman is definitely a great teacher in medicine who can simplify very complex and confusing scientific evidences into concise, simplified yet practical to the listener. It is a "Must read or listen" for everyone who cares to live a good life. It will shed light for those who has been getting lost spending their whole life trying to find a magic bullet from outside only to find that it can simply be done from our inside. Great not only for layman, but also for medical students.


    What other book might you compare Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age to and why?

    None


    What does Dr. Anthony A. Goodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His story telling style and tone of voice of the master (knowledgeble and experienced surgeon) made the listener feel as if this is a face to face dialogue with him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not neccessary


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pavel Calgary, Alberta 12-21-13
    Pavel Calgary, Alberta 12-21-13 Member Since 2013

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    "A great course"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would. It is like a manual with enough information on how to take care of your body and live a long life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are no characters, it's a non-fiction audio book.


    Have you listened to any of Dr. Anthony A. Goodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but would love to do so!


    What did you learn from Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age that you would use in your daily life?

    Audible's website.


    Any additional comments?

    This course is definitely worth listening to. It is informative, and yet not overloaded with facts and statistics. It is, in my opinion, the perfect mix of science, curious facts and stories about Dr. Goodman's life and career.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brady United States 10-26-13
    Brady United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrific overarching book on general health topics"

    This is a great listen for a book on general heath topics ranging from exercising, to doctor visits, to supplements, to organic whole foods. Surprisingly, this was written by a traditional western medical doctor but who does a nice job of separating fact from fiction but incorporating the latest thoughts from all parts of the world, but eastern and western thought. I really felt like he did a good job of trying to keep his own opinion to a comfortable minimum and instead focus on what science has shown. I can pretty much summarize his recurring theme . . . if you want to live long and healthy, exercise regularly and eat most whole organic fruits vegetables, fruits, and nuts, and fish and stay away from supplements, processed foods, etc. and go easy on the meats. I give this book 2 thumbs up. Very balanced and touches on just about everything that is relevant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-01-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Informative"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age to be better than the print version?

    This book is very informative. Has information that is easy to take in. This is a great place to start if you aim to improve your health.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age?

    Cancer prevention.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Vitamins


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book is kinda WOW


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wise Sunninghill, South Africa 03-21-14
    Wise Sunninghill, South Africa 03-21-14 Member Since 2008
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    "If you like repetition"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different narrator, faster pace, less preachy, more research.


    What was most disappointing about The Great Courses’s story?

    The repition and pace.


    What didn’t you like about Dr. Anthony A. Goodman’s performance?

    The lecturer obviously thinks very highly of himself and his opnions so he takes every opportunity to tell you. He repeats the same thing over and over and over, even at 3x speed I was still getting bored.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    waste of time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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