Thursday, May 13, 2010

Prime-Time Health (Dr. William Sears, Dr. Martha Sears) Book Review and Five Book Giveaway


About the Book – Prime-Time Health. Copyright 2010. Published by Little, Brown and
Company - Hachette Book Group. ISBN – 978-0-316-03541-5.

(From the Book’s Dust Jacket) About a decade ago, renowned family practitioner Dr. Bill Sears was diagnosed with cancer. Like many people, he wanted –and needed to take control of his life, so he created the Prime Time-Health plan, which he and his wife, Martha (co-author) follow to this day. Now, in perfect health, they share this program with you so that you can make your prime time the healthiest and happiest time of your life.

Prime Time-Health uncovers the secrets to aging well. Whether you are a fifty-year-old in the prevention mind-set or a prime timer already in repair mode, with the Prime-Time Health plan you will:

Understand how your body changes during prime time.
Prevent disease and help each body system – including the heart, brain, gut, lungs, joints, eyes and skin – age more healthily.
Stay lean and healthy with sixteen super-foods….and more.

Based on twelve years of scientific research and a lifetime of medical expertise, Prime-Time Health is your road map to a prime time filled with health, happiness, and vitality.

About the Authors – (From the book’s Dust Jacket) William Sears, MD, one of America’s most trusted pediatricians, received his training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. He has practiced pediatrics for thirty years and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, and parenting and health consultant. They are the authors of more than thirty books and live in South California.

The Review - Prime-Time Health is a comprehensive plan for living a longer, healthier life. Dr. Sears’s guidelines for Prime-Time Health cover everything I would need to know (literally from head to toe) to feel younger and to be in the best of health as I approach (gulp) middle age.

Much of the healthy aging program recommendations are similar to what I’ve heard, read and seen throughout the years – eat healthy real foods like fruits and vegetables and lean proteins, move more via exercise and reduce stress and get enough sleep. However, I learned quite a bit of new information, such as ways to improve my Eye-Q, my hearing, improve my joint function and have smoother skin. (Turmeric is a healthy anti-inflammatory for the skin! Who knew?)

Here is a list a partial list of his “Prime-Time” plan at a glance.

Have a healthy heart, page 31
Stay smart, page 61
Be good to your gut, how to eat, page 85
Improve your Eye-Q, page 107
Tune up your hearing, page 114
Enjoy super foods: what to eat, page 189
Be good to you gums, page 132
Cut your chances of getting cancer, page 321
Enjoy better sex, page 259

Prime-Time Health is thoughtfully set-up for quick reference. At the end of each chapter, Dr. Sears gives his Rx (prescription for Prime-Time Health.) For example here is his Rx for prime-time skin health:

Drink lots of liquids
Don’t smoke
Humidify the air
Use mild soap
Don’t scrub harshly
Get the right amount of sun for your skin type
Eat fish
Eat fruits, vegetables and spices
Strengthen underlying muscles

Dr. Sears made the analogy that many of us are concerned about saving money, but not enough of us are concerned about saving our bodies. He talks about his friend Jim who watched too much TV, smoked cigarettes, ate lots of red meat, drank a lot of booze and thought exercise was a waste of time. Here is how Jim’s life turned out: At 50, he got diabetes, at 55 he had a coronary bi-pass; at 62 knee replacement surgery. He has to take pills for his highs – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar; and also for his lows, depression. For Jim, prime time is sick time. Reading about Jim was a wake up call for me to improve upon the healthy eating and exercise habits that I already have and to take Dr. Sears’s new information, recommendations and prescriptions and put them into practice.

Dr. Sears sums up longevity with his acronym LEAN:

Lifestyle: how we live
Exercise: how we move
Attitude: how we think
Nutrition: how we eat

Putting Dr Sears’s practical, easy to understand 8-week healthy aging program into practice, would benefit anyone’s health in the years to come. His plan is scientifically proven - how could I not recommend such an important book?

Check It Out -

Buy it - Prime-Time Health is available on Amazon for $14.25.


Win It - Anna from the Hachette Book Group is generously offering five copies of Prime-Time Health to my readers.

THE RULES:

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--Include your email address in your comments.

To Enter is easy, just one mandatory entry.

Mandatory Entry:

1. Name one thing that you already do that you believe will lengthen your prime time.

--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

Additional optional entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

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--FOR 5 EXTRA ENTRIES - Write a blog post about this giveaway, with a link to my blog. Come back and leave the link to your blog post. Post FIVE separate comments that you've blogged about this.

Giveaway ends on June 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. Open to US and Canadian addresses. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.

Many thanks to Anna at the Hachette Book Group for providing the review copy and giveaway copies!

The product(s) featured in this giveaway were provided free of cost to me by the author, the manufacturer, or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

43 comments:

NikiTheo said...

I drink tons and tons of water! I drink about 4 bottles on average at works and when I get home, I walk for a couple of miles and drink another 2 bottles while walking and another 1 bottle w/ dinner. I also drink Odowala or Naked Fruit drinks when I don't feel like I'm getting enough fruits or vegiies w/ meal.

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Cara said...

I am taking some "baby steps" like eating more fruit and using Wii fit.

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Tabathia said...

I am drinking more water and walking more

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janetfaye said...

I walk for one hour or more 6 days per week.

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Linda Kish said...

I have always eaten a low fat diet.

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Saving for a Home said...

One thing I already do is exercise. Thanks!

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Busy Working Mama said...

I rarely eat fried food or dessert, and I try to work out 5 times a week.

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@busyworkingmama follows you on twitter already

maleahbliss said...

I would love to win this book! :)

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I'm a follower! :)

one frugal lady said...

All I ever drink is water, when that gets boring, I add fruit.. cucumber is great!
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Robyn said...

I am eating more fruits & veggies and fiber to help extend my prime-time.

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