The theme of this book is how a person, at any age, can acquire and maintain a healthy body and mind for a satisfactory long life. The subjects treated are physical activities, eating more nutritious foods, and having a healthy, active brain. To accomplish these goals, a person must learn to change his or her mind-set from old habits to new, healthier habits. Throughout the ten chapters, the reader is encouraged to participate by answering questions, making choices, and considering actions for his or her own benefits.
J E R R Y K E M P , who holds a doctorate in education, has had a long interest in healthy living with exercise, physical work, good nutrition, and many innovative mental activities in his profession. In 2001, he and his wife wrote a widely read book entitled Older Couples: New Romances�Finding and Keeping Love in Later Life. He reads a number of health newsletters for up-to-date information, many useful magazine articles, and numerous books treating health subjects. A few years ago, he recognized the need for a practical reference that would help people to clearly understand the essential topics for healthy living and be guided to apply the learning for themselves. This can lead to reducing healthcare costs and a more enjoyable lifestyle.