(PRWEB) July 06, 2017
George J. Holland, Phd, an exercise physiologist who has spent over 30 thirty years researching, publishing and teaching in the California State University system, has completed his new book “Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Quality Aging”: a practical guide to retaining optimum health, balanced fitness and the best possible quality of life during the aging process.
The first part of this book will help the reader better understand the biology of aging; including changes in the heart, blood vessels, skeleton, muscle and the nervous and immune systems. Four chapters are devoted to what one puts in their mouth each day; food, liquid (including alcohol and tobacco products) and how this affects our susceptibility to major chronic diseases, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and selected cancers. This association between food and disease requires that consumers learn how to interpret the Food Facts Label on retail containers so they can control how much sugar, fats, cholesterol, and total calories they ingest as a result of their food choices. Another major section of the book scrutinizes the multi-billion-dollar food supplement industry (vitamins, minerals and a myriad of other dietary supplements designed to supposedly slow aging, regrow hair, reduce wrinkles and even enhance sex life). Practical guidelines are provided so that the consumer understands the importance of prior discussion with your physician prior to initiating any supplements.
The latter section of the manuscript is oriented to the Physical Activity Lifestyle (PAL). Beyond nutrition, there is no more important factor than exercise habits (or lack thereof) that determine the quality of one’s health and life throughout the aging cycle. Today, exercise is considered a fundamental part of preventive medicine (disease intervention). A significant part of chapter six will enlighten the reader about the broad spectrum of significant health benefits that accrue from a regular and balanced exercise regimen, including effects on brain and cognitive function, as well as avoidance of obesity and the myriad of diseases associated with the syndrome.
Holland shares, “One of the paramount objectives of your PAL will be to protect the integrity of your skeletal and muscular systems so that you can maintain an independent lifestyle. Thus, you will be able to take care of your own physical needs (Activities of Daily Living or ADL) without the help of others (Assisted Living), even as you move into advanced old age. An extensive list of science-based exercise training principles are outlined to promote your own Functional Fitness (FF), which promotes the elements of: core strength, flexibility and balance. These elements of FF are the keys to maintaining your physical independence and avoidance of falls, fractures and disability, the nemesis of older age. The very last chapter (8) integrates all the major concepts regarding aging physiology, and the latest applications of nutritional and physical activity interventions, that will assist you in planning for an enduring and qualitative life journey.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, George J. Holland, Phd’s comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for maintaining an independent lifestyle throughout the aging process.
Readers who wish to experience this informative work can purchase “Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Quality Aging” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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