"As one who has devoted himself to radical life extension, and who has devoured nearly every book on the topic, I place Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100? at the top of my recommended reading list. David Kekich has managed to capture the essence of this complex topic and distill it down to a user friendly book." – Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, author of The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity is Near
When life extension expert Ray Kurzweil recommends a book in such glowing terms, the scientific literary community stands up to take notice. In the case of Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100?, such emphatic praise is certainly deserved.
The book, written by Maximum Life Foundation founder David Kekich, explores myriad ways that humans can beat aging once and for all. While the book is divided into three parts, the core of the longevity plan takes place in Part II: Seven Steps You Can Take to Put Extreme Longevity Odds on Your Side.
The first step described in this process deals with nutrition. The reason Kekich places this topic first, ahead of even exercise and supplements, is because he feels that, "…the largest volume of chemicals to which your internal organs are exposed come from your food. The most powerful weapon you currently have for fighting the ravages of aging is a healthy diet."
One of the points Kekich aims to hit home in this chapter is the value of eating fresh or raw foods versus eating processed and overcooked foods. This chapter is filled with literally dozens and dozens of useful facts to help the reader understand how seemingly small diet or cooking decisions can have a giant impact on the quality of the food you ingest. Many of the strategies employed in this chapter will be familiar to Life Extension® readers, including minor tips like avoiding over-barbecued meat and major life changes like practicing calorie restriction.
Steps two and three in Kekich's plan deal with exercise and supplements. In the former, he talks about not only the importance of exercise, but also provides practical advice on how to get started with weight training, interval training and everything in between. His quote, "If exercise were a drug, it would dominate the headlines" permeates his entire thought process in convincing people about the importance of starting and maintaining a lifelong fitness routine.
The supplement chapter talks about many cutting edge vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that readers should include in their regimen. Kekich is a long-time Life Extension® member and he even touts some of our studies and products, including our research on the benefits of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) as a great companion to CoQ10.
The remaining steps in his Seven Steps You Can Take to Put Extreme Longevity Odds on Your Side are Anti-Aging Medicine, Lifestyle, Stress Management, and Attitude. There are far too many excellent ideas and strategies dealing with each category to mention here, but suffice to say that those who buy the book will not be left wanting for details on how to live a longer, healthier life!
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