"No matter what your age, you can continue to enjoy good health, happiness and an active lifestyle." Advances in our understanding of health and aging now make it possible for you to make your later years some of your best years. With motivation, energy and knowledge, you can craft a future that’s fulfilling, invigorating and, best of all—healthy.
Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging is a blueprint for the rest of your life. If there are any "secrets" to remaining active, energetic and disease-free, this book is where you’ll find them… · Is loss of bone strength and muscle mass inevitable? Definitely not! We share 7 habits that make the difference in how you look, how you feel and how you age. · 8 effective habits of men and women who sleep soundly, night after night. · What you can do to maintain your all-important vision, even as time goes by. · 6 ways to avoid or reverse embarrassing and uncomfortable urinary changes. · Why we view maturity as a season of joy, recalling the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain… "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." · How to recognize common health risk factors that put your well-being in jeopardy. Spotting them early is smart—it means easier treatments, and can save your life. · 9 ways to cope with major life changes gracefully and keep your stress in check. These doctor-approved tips support both your emotional and your physical health. You have many options for staying young and healthy. But no matter which ones you choose, one thing is for sure—the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll enjoy health benefits and the better off you’ll be in the long run.
Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.The brothers’ innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world’s oldest and largest multi-specialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.