Healthspan: A Functional Guide To Living Long and Dying Young
Health, fitness, and longevity framework including exercise examples
In Healthspan, authors Dr. Dongxun Zhang and Bob Zhang write about living not just a long life, but a life which keeps all the important functions to maintain a healthy life: to maximize our potential to have a long “Health-Span.” Through what could be called “Self-care Healthcare,” the reader will learn how our uniquely human brain allows us to control many aspects of what our intelligent internal cells and systems take their cues from: their environments. Further, this also means our internal environments, including our perceptions as well as physical environments. The unique ability of our human mind allows us to affect those environments by creating what we call "virtual environments.” We can update old memories and “re-contextualize” them to better fit our modern environment.
The concept of fitness is typically about a certain "fit" look, as described or defined in popular culture and the authors believe does not fully represent the idea of our health, and in fact can work against an individual’s health depending on where in one’s life they are. This book describes why this is so and how one can take the big view in analyzing what they really want out of a fitness program with some very surprising and counter intuitive results.