Our book is based on both experience from our own practice as well as documented research.The resources listed below represent some of the leading research supporting our advice:

Multiple expert groups recommend a healthy diet and physical activity for older adults:

American Geriatrics Society:

National Institute on Aging: Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging. January 2015.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for the National Institute on Aging. January, 2015 Americans.


Healthy lifestyle (physical activity 30+min/day, healthy diet, not smoking, moderate alcohol) predicts less heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and death:

Akesson, Weismayer, Newby, Wolk. Arch Intern Med 2007;167(19):2122-2127

Chiuve, McCullough, Sacks. Circulation 2006;114(2):160-7.

Gorelick. Circulation 2008;118:904-906.

Hoevenaar-Blom, Spijkerman, Kromhout. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2014. 21(11):1367-75 (Includes 7+ hours of sleep per night which further reduced risk of heart attack).

Hu, Manson, Stampfer. NEJM 2001; 345(11):790-7.

Knoops, DeGroot, Kronhout. JAMA 2004;292:1433-39.


Physical activity, diet, and risk of dementia:

Barberger-Gateau, Raffaitin, Letenneur. Neurology 2007;69:1921-30.

Buchman, Boyle, Yu. Neurology 2012; 78:1323-29.

Etgen, Sander, Huntgeburth. Arch Intern Med 2010;170(2):186-93.

Larson, Wang, Bowen. Ann Intern Med 2006;144:73-81.

Scarmeas, Luchsinger, Mayeux. Neurology 2007;69:1084-93.

Scarmeas, Luchsinger, Schupf. JAMA 2009;302(6):627-37.


Sexuality in older adults:

Butler, Lewis. The New Love and Sex After 60. Ballantine Books, NY. 2002.


Smoking and longevity:

Taylor, Hasselblad, Henley. Am J Publ Health 2002;92:990-96.


Social support and wellbeing:

Berkman, Syme. Am J Epidemiol 1979;109(2):186-204.

Giles, Glonek, Luszcz. J Epidemiol Community Health 2005;59:574-79.

Holt-Lunstad, Smith, Harris. Perspectives on Psych Sci 2015;10(2):227-37.

Rasulo, Christensen, Tomassini. Gerontologist 2005;45(5):601-08.