How old would you be if you did not know how old you were?
Almost everything we have been taught about growing older has been wrong. Frailty, heart disease, loss of an active sex life, and memory loss, are just a few problems typically associated with aging. All of these symptoms have less to do with chronology than with lack of conditioning. You can have a long, healthy life.
The good news is that you can gain vitality even in advanced ages. My research has provien this over and over again, as I have reported in my articles and boooks. I invite you to DARE to be 100 and beyond! Check out out my DARE to you, browse the articles in the Longevity Library, read the Robust-Aging Q & A of many of the most-asked questions about aging, longevity, and living a long, robust life.
About Dr. Bortz...
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Recognized as one of America's most distinguished scientific experts on aging and longevity. Dr. Walter Bortz's research has focused on the importance of physical exercise in the promotion of robust aging. More »
Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health, Dr. Bortz' new book, published by Oxford University Press.
In Next Medicine, Dr. Bortz shows how the defects of American healthcare threaten the stability of the nation. He argues that the financial interests of biotech and drug companies have eroded the values of the medical profession and placed profit before human well-being. More » | Order Next Medicine »
New Book 'Roadmap to 100' Available Now!
The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life, Dr. Bortz' new book. With a baby boomer turning 60 every ten seconds, we are rapidly becoming an aging society. But cutting-edge research on the connection between age and disease shows us that many of the preconceptions we had about how to grow old need a second look. This groundbreaking book is full of take-away prescriptive advice which the nearly 75 million boomers in this nation will value. Top gerontologist and Stanford medical school professor Dr. Walter Bortz and co-author Randall Stickrod draw on new science and a 30-year longitudinal study of centenarians. More » | Order Roadmap to 100 »
Books and Media: Bortz Shop
Buy Dr. Bortz's books on living longer at the Store, including Occupy Medicine, Living Longer for Dummies, Dare to Be 100,and Diabetes Danger.
Active: An avid runner, the 81-year old Dr. Bortz runs 16 miles per week and has completed 35 marathons, including the 2005 Boston Marathon. He also writes many articles for health, fitness, and scientific publications.