Why Women Live Longer Than Men : And What Men Can Do about It

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9780787903404: Why Women Live Longer Than Men : And What Men Can Do about It
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Explains why women have an average life-expectancy that is seven years longer than that of men, arguing that it is primarily a result of women's social characteristics, and focuses on ways in which men can make life last longer. 25,000 first printing.

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Are women biologically predisposed to live longer?What psychological characteristics can women can teach men to help them live longer?Can women's changing role in society enhance their prospects for an even longer life?In this provocative book, Dr. Royda Crose?an expert in the field of gerontology?answers the mystifying questions: Why do women live longer than men? What can men learn from them? Based on years of research and her work in geriatrics, Dr. Crose reveals how women's capacity for flexibility, connection, and resilience allows them to sustain and survive life's inevitable disappointments and crises. And, she explains how boys and men can also develop these attitudes and behaviors which may add years to their lives.Using a holistic model for wellness that embraces seven life dimensions (physical, emotional, intellectual, social, occupational, spiritual, and environmental), Crose shows how adaptability, change, and creativity are necessary ingredients for enjoying a successful and productive old age. Numerous real-life examples, examine the biological and cultural influences that contribute to longevity and make practical recommAndations that will be useful to both women and men. Following her advice will guide readers to not only a longer life but a better life.

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In this provocative book, Dr. Royda Crose?an expert in the field of gerontology?answers the mystifying questions: Why do women live longer than men? What can men learn from them? Based on years of research and her work in geriatrics, Dr. Crose reveals how women's capacity for flexibility, connection, and resilience allows them to sustain and survive life's inevitable disappointments and crises. And, she explains how boys and men can also develop these attitudes and behaviors which may add years to their lives.

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