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Americans are embracing an entirely new way of aging: one that's based on staying productive, staying active, and staying young in body and mind. Jeffrey A. Rosensweig and Betty Liu share strategies for bringing together all the elements of a long, happy, fulfilling, connected life. Starting today, you'll learn how to take advantage of the latest sciences of health and longevity... leverage today's most powerful techniques for protecting your financial security... find or keep the work you love... pursue a path to deepen your own personal spirituality, whatever form it may take. No Pink Pants is packed with easy-to-use tips and guidelines for everything from your portfolio to your medical insurance. The heart of the book: intimate interviews with individuals celebrated for what they've learned about getting better with age: powerful role models ranging from Jimmy Carter to Helen Gurley Brown, Robert Mondavi to C. Everett Koop. Learn from their experiences; then use this book's easy worksheets to take control of your own future!
Chapter 1: Just Say No to Pink Pants 1
PART I: YOUR BODY 23
Chapter 2: No Excuses! Exercising Is Key to Staying Young 25
Chapter 3: Eat the Right Stuff 43
PART II: YOUR MIND 69
Chapter 4: Taking Care of Your Brain 71
Chapter 5: Staying Curious 81
Chapter 6: Practice Optimism 97
PART III: YOUR SOUL 113
Chapter 7: Nurturing Your Soul 115
Chapter 8: Socialize Your Way to Health 121
Chapter 9: Having Purpose 133
PART IV: YOUR MONEY AND YOUR JOB 147
Chapter 10: Don’t Let the Money Control You: Saving Smart for Lifelong Security and Success 149
Chapter 11: Growing Your Wealth: Investing Well 159
Chapter 12: To Defer (or Not to Defer) Taxes 173
Chapter 13: Get Out of the Dilbert Syndrome: When a Second Career Just Might Be the Answer 181
Appendix: The Baby Boomer Factor and Life Expectancy 211