The Longevity Project

  • by Howard S. Friedman, Leslie R. Martin
  • Narrated by Sean Pratt
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years we have been told to make lists and obsessively monitor when we’re angry, what we eat, how much we worry, and how often we go to the gym. So why isn’t everyone healthy? Now based on the most extensive study of long life ever conducted The Longevity Project reveals what really matters across the long run—the personality traits, relationships, experiences, and career paths that naturally keep you vital. Gathering key new information and using modern research methods to study 1,500 Californians across eight decades, health scientists Dr. Howard S. Friedman and Dr. Leslie R. Martin bust many old dead-end myths. For instance,

<.li>People do not die from working long hours at a challenging job—many who worked hardest lived the longest
Getting and staying married is not the magic ticket to long life, especially if you’re a woman
It’s not the happy-go-lucky who thrive—it’s the prudent and persistent who flourish through the years. See why.
With self-tests that illuminate your own best paths to longer life, and a deeper scientific understanding than we have seen before of the true causes of long-term health, this audio book will change the conversation about what it really takes to optimize your chances for a long, healthy life.

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Excellent

A brilliant book and well read for Audible. Some remarkable insights into a very important subject area. If you are interested in this field then I thoroughly recommend that you read / listen.
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- Unretired

Interesting, but unconvincing

An interesting study that takes a look at 1500 individuals from roughly 1920, when they were children, to their death and compares what is known of their life style, including reports about their character and achievement by parents and teachers, with their life span, attempting to establish a connection between longevity and lifestyle. I found that the aspects looked at were incomplete - one finally does not know that much about the subjects - and I was not convinced by the conclusions. One is left with the impression that the life span of these men and women was mostly due to chance or genes and not, as the authors argue, to "conscientiousness" or being part of a close-knit community.
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- Catarina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-01-2011
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC