Book Club | Manual of Healthy Longevity & Wellbeing

Manual of Healthy Longevity and Wellbeing is your easy-to-follow, practical guide to maximising your chance of living a long, happy life in good health.

Skilled physician and world expert on longevity, Professor Luigi Fontana, has drawn upon the latest science to give you three keys to longevity: recipes for a healthy diet rich in flavour, a simple exercise plan and a well-being guide. With strategies to aid your progress, this complete program draws on evidence-based principles of eliminating empty calories and enhancing nutritional value; an exercise that is simple and achievable; and tools to improve your emotional wellbeing.

Many of the most common chronic illnesses in our society are avoidable, and Professor Fontana’s plan shows us all how to boost our metabolic and immune health. Offering more than 80 tasty Mediterranean-style recipes with vibrant photography, a step-by-step exercise plan that includes aerobic, weight-bearing and stretch exercises, along with guidance on overcoming stress, getting quality sleep and simple meditation techniques. With more than 20 years of research and clinical practice, this plan will show you just how simple it is to transform your lifestyle and achieve total health, not just for now but for the rest of your life.

Professor Luigi Fontana, M.D., PhD is a highly skilled physician-scientist who is recognised as the leading world expert on longevity. Professor Fontana was recently invited to join the University of Sydney as the Leonard Ullmann Chair of Translational Metabolic Health and Director of the Healthy Longevity Research and Clinical Program at the Charles Perkins Centre. He was for many years a Professor of Medicine at Washington University, one of the four most highly regarded medical universities in the USA. Credited with conducting the foundational research that gave rise to the 5:2 diet, Professor Fontana’s revolutionary work is leading the world on longevity and the factors involved in living a long and healthy life.