Ageing is a natural process and it is necessary for the survival of a species. You can't really "kick the habit" but this does not mean you are powerless to alter the rate at which ageing occurs. It is likely within the very near future, humans will be able to live to 150 years and beyond. I am talking about those of you reading this book, not a future generation. This does not imply being old for longer, there is clearly no point in that. It means staying young, healthy and disease free longer. Avoiding dementia, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and all the other diseases which occur as you age. We aim to maximise your health span and quality of life, and secondarily your lifespan, avoiding all the diseases above. This book summarises the science of ageing and the strategies you can apply today to maximise the disease-free span of your life. To slow the ageing process.
This publication is written by experts from many disciplines and various countries, with leading research organizations involved in preparing and reviewing the publication. It presents solutions--from reducing consumption and increasing energy efficiency to offsetting emissions via carbon trading schemes--for individuals, businesses, cities and countries plus other groups that have similar characteristics such as NGO and intergovernmental organizations. The book contains case studies, illustrations, maps and graphics and serves also as reference publication.--Publisher's description.
Whatever happened to the post–Cold War “peace dividend”? Why does military spending continue to escape federal budget reductions? Why, despite the nearly universal desire to reduce government waste and budget deficits, is the United States still saddled with a costly, bloated military-industrial complex? The answer, says Sanford Gottlieb, is the debilitating dependence of a key sector of the American economy on defense jobs and profits. Defense Addiction is based on hundreds of interviews with defense contractors, union representatives, members of Congress, state and federal officials, lobbyists, economic development professionals, and local activists. Gottlieb explains how these groups and individuals cope with defense dependence, competition for federal funds, and budget and job cuts—painting a sobering picture of how this addiction hampers the nation’s ability to deal effectively with a host of domestic and global problems. Gottlieb’s engaging and jargon-free volume points to civilian public investments, reduced military spending, strengthened international peacekeeping, and other measures that could help our country kick the defense habit. His book also provides guidance to companies and communities struggling to break free in the face of inadequate government policies.
Stress is Optional! Choose Freedom! Stress is the Culprit for 6 Leading Causes of Death & 60% of All Doctor's Visits are Stress-Related Stress is literally killing us! Our bodies are hard-wired to flood the bloodstream with a torrent of stress-inducing chemicals when danger arises, allowing us to spring to safety. Unfortunately, these same chemicals put us on constant alert from everyday stressors as well as agitating: Our Health, Our Emotions, and Our Thoughts.
America s Addiction to Automobiles Why Cities Need to Kick the Habit and How
A provocative look at our nation's dependency on the automobile and how its potential impact on urban design will either make or break our health, economy, and quality of life. • Shows how automobiles in urban areas harm health, economy, and society overall • Explains why some are opposing the movement toward more multi-modal cities and why 40 years of research in this area has not resulted in better cities • Explores how automobile dependency exerts enormous power over our daily lives by shaping the kind and quality of our social interactions, and by influencing our civic attitudes and worldviews • Illustrates the broad impacts of automobile use that reach into every aspect of modern life: from public health and income inequality, to environmental quality and quality of life
KICK is the first gift book on this subject. Richly illustrated and accessible, it addresses achievable solutions that will have a real and meaningful impact on the future for our children. It has been conceived to appeal to a broad range of readers on multiple levels. For those who skim read pull-quotes and captions, Kick provides an engaging glimpse of this fascinating subject. For those who seek deeper understanding, the lively factual text provides an easy-to-understand summary of the technologies and supports all claims with scientifically-verified endnotes -- from a politically neutral technology expert. KICK will, engage, entertain and educate the public about one the most important subjects of our time.