Secrets of the Superyoung: The Scientific Reasons Some People Look Ten Years Younger Than They Really Are--and how You Can, Too

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From the authors of Eccentric, comes a study of age-defying people the world over with lessons on ways to look and feel younger than your years.

You attend your twenty-fifth class reunion and almost everyone looks a bit older, rounder, and more wrinkled. But then there are a few enviable exceptions who are smooth-skinned, lithe, and bright-eyed. Who are they and what makes them look so much younger than their chronological age? According to Dr. David Weeks, who is drawing on eighteen years of scientific research, they are the "superyoung" -- men and women who, on average, appear to be ten years younger than their actual age. In addition to looking youthful, these phenomenons share a host of similarities, including: enjoying better sex lives, traveling more, and watching less television than the rest of us. More than just a thorough examination of this desirable group, Secrets of the Superyoung offers a prescriptive lesson -- with tips on improving memory, fitness, and diet.

With case studies, quizzes, and exclusive interviews with celebrity superyoung like Ben Bradlee, Angela Lansbury, and Jack LaLanne, Dr. David Weeks provides a fully documented study that paves a visible footpath to staying younger in body and mind.

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Contents

Feeling Younger
27
Looking Younger
77
A New Science of Age Control
129
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About the author (1998)

Dr. David Weeks is the head of
Old Age Psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he has practiced for the past twenty-three years. Qualified as a clinical neuropsychologist, he is also a psychothera-pist and honorary fellow of the University of Edinburgh. His Super-young Project has attracted wide notice and received much recognition throughout the world. He was born and raised in New Jersey, and as a Navy submariner helped to navigate under the North Polar ice cap. He also now works as a syndicated freelance columnist and a filmmaker, and is a regular broadcaster on the BBC. He is the co-author, with Jamie James, of Eccentrics.

Jamie James was born in Houston, Texas. He writes about science and the arts for many leading publications, including The New Yorker, Outside, and Cond

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