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Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age Lecture

Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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

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    Darren Clair 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Dated, inaccurate and biased"

    This book was a great dissapointment. I guess I was expecting too much from someone who is not practicing in the field of his topic. The author, although a renowned sugeon and having read widely on health and longevity has clearly not been studying in depth nor practicing in this field. I don't mind if an introductory lecture is so full of bland and overly simplified generalizations but a"classic series " should be more accurate and less tainted by personal bias.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hats off to you Doctor"
    What did you love best about Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age?

    Its complete and at best a qualified opinion that you tend to agree with


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

    He is on top of the subject


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    A great book for everyone who wants to know about health

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Novato, CA, United States 02-22-17
    Tina Novato, CA, United States 02-22-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Good information; applause irritating!"

    The content is excellent but the disruptive recorded applause is frankly, annoying. The teaching company even does the applause during meditation sessions. Please consider stopping this practice. We all know the reader/instructor is not in front of an audience. They are in a studio with a mic in front of them. I like your audio book but ..

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    Chris 02-21-17
    Chris 02-21-17
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    "Good, uncommon sense!"

    I appreciate Dr. Goodman's reasoned, science based medical advice. I love his refusal to agree that we need to be victims or to accept preventable disease as a normal part of aging. Eat whole, healthy foods, move your body and cultivate meaningful relationships!

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    erudene 02-20-17
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    "Very helpful."

    Great lecture series. I shared something I learned from it daily with my family.

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    Derek B. 01-27-17
    Derek B. 01-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Joy in the Journey - a Joy to Listen to"

    I felt like I came to know Dr.Goodman. His lectures are very knowledgeable and relatable. I especially enjoyed his thoughts on Victor Frankl. I could do without the applause at the end of every chapter though. Definitely recommend this book!

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    angel saul gonzalez 11-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!!"

    Wonderful book with comprehensive explanation of how our body works which is based on substantial research and the author's expertise. Very easy to listen to for anyone interested in the subject. Lots of valuable information on various aspects of human life, culture, food, and exercise.

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    Pablo 11-19-16
    Pablo 11-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Thank you Dr Goodman! Best book ever read."

    If I just could advice my son one book to read this would be Dr Goodman's. So thorough, knowledgeable, kind, warm and deeply useful that have changed my life for the better. Thank you for your lessons of life, sincerely, Dr Goodman. All the best from Spain!

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    Frank 11-17-16
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    "Too long, material not that good"

    The material wasn't as good as i had hoped, and it was streched out far too long. He too easily dismisses alternative health/medicine because there's not enough research/proof to back up the claims, yet advocates organic food but without providing the same reseaech/proof to back it up. It's not bad, but it's not great either. And it's unnecessarily far too long.

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    Emre Gurcan Istanbul, xx, TR 10-17-16
    Emre Gurcan Istanbul, xx, TR 10-17-16
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    "Life saver !"
    What made the experience of listening to Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age the most enjoyable?

    I'm half way through the book but I was so impressed so far that I wanted to rate it now...It has excellent information on how the body functions, what we can do to prevent diseases, improve lifestyle, and tons of other information that was an eye opener for me. I highly recommend it to any age.


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