Ten top tips to boost your disease free survival

In quieter moments, pondering the end of your life, how many years to you think you might be effectively house-bound with a number of chronic diseases before you pop off? The jargon for describing this unappealing state is YLD (Years of Living with Disability) and according to a big report in the Lancet earlier this […]

Drugs: just say no. The hidden dangers

Blowing you own trumpet is briefly satisfying, like another solitary activity, but not very cool. However I’ve decided to succumb to the urge as its now six months since “10 Secrets of Health Ageing” was published and in a couple of weeks (Sunday 16th of November I’m going to be talking about it at the […]

Yet more reasons to get sweaty

Even the most determined couch potato no longer has an excuse. It is possible to get the recommended amount of exercise you need to fend off chronic diseases simply by walking around the sofa during the ad breaks. This remarkable tip for improving the nation’s health comes from the August 25th edition of the New […]

Easier ways to stay slim and healthy

The Horizon program I blogged about yesterday explored some cutting edge ideas about what really makes us fat – the big surprise was that a major player is one of the genes that controls insulin. It also tested a radical new idea that fasting could be an effective way of turning off that gene. Both […]

10 Secrets – another view

Another view on my book with Patrick Holford “The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing” Monty Python’s brilliant ‘Life of Brian’ memorably ended with a row crucified Galileans singing “Always look on the bright side of life”. Being upbeat about getting old seems only marginally less absurd. Literary giants have given it pretty uniformly bad press, […]

Sex, no Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

All you need to remember to age well For more details see The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing’  Sex: Staying a reasonable weight, plenty of sunshine for vitamin D and a diet that is lower in carbs will keep your keep both energy and libido up. One of the keys is having a low glycemic […]

Five myths about ageing

1)It’s your genes that decide the diseases you’re going to get. The truth is that even genes that raise your risk aren’t a done deal. Some of the genes that push up you risk of various diseases can be changed. And not with high-tech wizardry. You can do genetic engineering on your kitchen table. 2) […]

The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing

The big myth about getting old is that there’s nothing good about it. The future is frailer, weaker sicker. It’s downhill all the way. In fact you have choices. The first Baby Boomers hit 65 last year – a Silver Tsunami that is going to keep on coming. Bad for pension providers but great for […]

Book: “The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing” by Jerome Burne and Patrick Holford

The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing

Book details: Format: Paperback, 432pp Published by: Piatkus Publication Date: 5 April 2012 Language: English ISBN-10: 0749956542 ISBN-13: 978-0749956547 Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 3.4 cm RRP: £14.99 Buy it here • Extracts • Reviews & Testimonials A mere twenty or thirty years ago we knew what a granny or a pensioner looked like – wrinkly, white […]