Breaking the Age Code

By Becca Levy,

Book cover of Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live

Book description

Yale professor and leading expert on the psychology of successful aging, Dr. Becca Levy, draws on her ground-breaking research to show how age beliefs can be improved so they benefit all aspects of the aging process, including the way genes operate and the extension of life expectancy by 7.5 years.…

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2 authors picked Breaking the Age Code as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Many of the health problems formerly considered to be entirely due to the aging process such as memory loss, hearing decline, and even cardiovascular events are instead influenced by the negative age beliefs that dominate the United States.

In Japan, where age is celebrated and revered, the data is totally different. This book is a fascinating look at how our own personal beliefs about aging affect how we age. It is well worth reading and challenging yourself about your own aging concepts!

This user-friendly book is filled with stunning scientific insights about aging well. Levy’s research found that people who have positive beliefs about aging live 7.5 years longer than others and that our thinking influences our health and how well we live. I particularly like the section where she presents facts that debunk negative stereotypes about older people that still persist despite being. This is a good read that will change you, too. Becca Levy is a professor at Yale University and an expert on aging.

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