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Cheat the Clock
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New scientific research reveals simple diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that can slow the aging process, helping people look and feel younger.

Award-winning, veteran "Washington Post" reporter Margaret Webb Pressler's husband Jim is one of those people who looks much younger than he is. After years of fielding questions about why Jim seems not to age, Pressler decided to find the answer. Her research into the work of some of the world's leading experts on aging and genetics reveal a new world of discoveries and advice about how the aging process works and what you can do to age less, feel better, and look younger. Virtually everything she uncovered dovetailed with habits that her husband had already established for himself. But beyond that, she found a tremendous amount of new research about how and why we age, the anti-aging properties of various foods, and the youth-retaining effects of certain behaviors.

"Cheat the Clock" uses Jim Pressler as a jumping-off point to explain how the aging process begins at the cellular level and offers concrete advice that anyone can use to slow down aging. It turns out the proverbial "good genes" don't play as large a role as the experts once thought. That makes Jim's experience worth sharing; he is living proof that by making the right small changes in diet and lifestyle, and by following the science, anyone can make a big difference in how young they look and feel over many years. Margaret's eye-opening reporting does not suggest the program of a fitness buff or a nutrition fanatic. Rather, she offers minor tweaks in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and personal care that are painless to adopt and achievable for anyone, but which can have a big payoff over time.

In Margaret's engaging style, "Cheat the Clock" shows the long-term rewards of gradually adopting easy new habits that focus on these crucial areas: exercise, anti-aging foods, antioxidants, sleep, stress, sex, aging (and anti-aging) behaviors, and more.

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About the Author

Margaret Webb Pressler is an award-winning reporter for "The Washington Post." She currently writes for the paper's daily KidsPost page about science, news, and culture for 8- to 13-year-old readers. Margaret spent many years writing for the paper's Business section and also produced and anchored the Post's daily business news segments on television. Margaret has long been interested in matters of health and nutrition, and whenever possible, she writes for the "Post"'s Health section and for "Prevention" magazine. She is also the founder of Inspired Ideas, LLC, which manufactures and markets unique and functional baby products she has invented.

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"An experienced reporter reveals the science behind youth-preserving behaviors we might all use to extend the best years of our lives. It is surely one of the best guides I have read on the road to healthier aging." Daniel Perry President and Founder Alliance for Aging Research"

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