Gwen explores the role of genetics, diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, mental attitude, and other factors in healthy longevity and reveals what people do in their 80s, 90s and even 100s to stay busy, fulfilled and happy.
New York City (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
Imagine people having an active and fulfilling life at 100+ years of age! And not on some obscure Japanese island or in a remote alpine village—but right here in the USA. A new book by nutritionist and public speaker Gwen Weiss-Numeroff serves as an inspirational tome for those who aspire to live long and live well.
It was her own mother’s sudden death at 70 that inspired Weiss-Numeroff to launch a two-year quest to find the secrets to vibrant longevity from those US centenarians actually living the dream. In her new book, Extraordinary Centenarians in America: Their Secrets to Living a Long Vibrant Life, Weiss-Numeroff visits 30 of the country's oldest residents—who have lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and incalculable cultural shifts—to learn how they not only survived living more than 100 years but how they did so with dignity, grace and good health. Gwen also reinforces their healthy habits and advice with scientific research and shows readers how to live longer by incorporating these habits into their lives right now.
Weiss-Numeroff explores the role of genetics, diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, mental attitude, and other factors in healthy longevity and reveals what people do in their 80s, 90s and even 100s to stay busy, fulfilled and happy.
Included in this remarkable collection is Besse Cooper, at 116 the world’s oldest person; Dr. Leila Denmark, 114, co-developer of the whooping cough vaccine and longest working pediatrician; Irving Kahn, the world’s oldest active investment professional at 106; pro golfer Errie Ball, 102, sole surviving player from the first Masters Tournament; Ebby Halliday, 101, founder and chairperson of one of the largest realty companies in America; Bel Kaufman, 101, renowned novelist (Up the Down Staircase); and Benjamin Goldfaden, 99, who played in the NBA’s first season. And 23 other unique individuals from across America.
Extraordinary Centenarians in America: Their Secrets to Living a Long Vibrant Life by Gwen Weiss-Numeroff, published by Agio Publishing House, Victoria (Canada), copyright 2013, 236 pp., and is available in paperback, hardcover and e-book editions. The book is available through http://gwenweissnumeroff.com, Amazon.com, BN.com and can be ordered at Barnes and Noble bookstores.
A portion of proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Gwen Weiss-Numeroff and some of the centenarians profiled are available for interviews.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, readers can receive an autographed copy of the book at http://gwenweissnumeroff.com for a special price of $15.95 for paperback (normally $24.95) and $24.95 for hardcover (normally $34.95).
About Gwen Weiss-Numeroff
Gwen Weiss-Numeroff is a former advertising executive turned nutritionist and public speaker. She has a private practice in Pomona, NY and lectures to various audiences around the northeast. Gwen has been featured on national and local tv, as well as in print and news media across the United States. Gwen lives in New City, NY, with husband Bruce and two daughters.
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