In their new book for greater health throughout our lives, Salk President and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel explain an important aspect of the aging process in humans at a fundamental level. Based on this science, they share the changes people can make to their daily habits that will keep them vital and disease-free.
Released in early January, The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer made The New York Times Best Sellers list three weeks later. Their road map explaining the science of aging and habits to live well ranked #15 in the nonfiction hardcover category and #13 for e-Books nonfiction.
The book outlines how the length and maintenance of one’s telomeres provide a biological basis for bettering health, and includes information on how sleep, exercise, diet and even social connections profoundly affect telomeres and how chronic stress can eat away at them. Included are lists of which foods are healthy for telomeres; how aging begins in utero; information about protecting sleep and tips for exercising; and the impact of stress and ways to manage it.