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I tried and I still feel like I am getting older

  • Oct 5, 2010
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Pros: Easy to read book

Cons: Very simple, not a whole lot of details.

The Bottom Line: While I didn't personally find the book helpful, I'm sure someone el

For the last several years, I have really noticed that my body has started to deteriorate at a rate that has drastically outpaced previous years. I find that I am becoming injured much easier, I have a whole lot less energy, and I have a great deal of joint pain on a regular basis, especially in my knees and jaw. The older I get, the more it really seems to negatively impact how I feel and function. The unusual aspect of it all is that I eat well, I workout, and I essentially take care of myself in every way I possibly could. So for me to be aging so quickly really just didn't make any sense.

In a search to find some answers, I looked around the internet randomly and came across You: Staying Young amongst other products. I really wasn't originally thinking that I was getting old and that was the cause of my issues, but seeing the book was like a sign of what was truly happening to me. It was this book that made me really start to consider my age and of course those thoughts prompted me to purchase the book.

The Idea
Essentially, the book goes over a variety of ways in which people in typical life allow themselves to get older. Rather than changing the way in which our natural life processes work and how we look at things, we generally just accept the problems as being part of aging. In the book however, it is said that you have complete control over how old you feel. The problem is that most people don't realize exactly how to reprogram themselves in order to truly feel the youth that they once had. They don't realize that they can reprogram their body to act as if they were in their 20's again.

The Writing
While the writing was easy to understand, the book itself became incredibly boring pretty quick. The major problem was that the book itself really didn't have enough information to truly stand alone and I found that is was more fluffed than it was actual information that someone could use.

The Information
The biggest issue that I had with the book was the information that was presented to everyone was incredibly limited. Most of the information in the book is readily available and really wasn't a surprise. It felt as if I was constantly reading the same thing over and over again.

Final Thoughts
While I think that the book itself meant well, the majority of the book purely failed to meet my expectations. It really felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. There was definitely a lot of repetition throughout the book and I think that they were truly trying to justify their concept, rather than allowing the proof to do it for them.

I probably wouldn't ever tell my friends about this product, but I would about the service that I have received because of it. Other than that, I just don't think that this is information that someone just off the streets couldn't write on their own if they had a few fancy technical terms for different areas of the body. The majority of the book itself is about diet and maintaining your body.

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Most of us believe that once we reach 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady decline of our minds and bodies. But according to Drs. Roizen and Oz, aging isn't a decline of our systems--the very biological processes that age us are actually designed to help us when we're younger. At the core of the book are the Major Agers, fourteen biological processes that control your aging. The doctors explain how to fight their effects, and provide a 14-day plan to help you along your path to staying young.--From publisher description.
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ISBN-13: 978-0743569385
Author: Michael F. Roizen M.D.
Genre: Health & Fitness, Social Science, Medical
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: October 30, 2007
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