Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

Why looking up matters

A positive attitude is important, but until now we didn’t know how important. In Up, a practicing physician and NIH-funded researcher draws on her research and experience to show that our outlook on life— our unique patterns of thinking and feeling about ourselves, others, and the world—may be the key to how well and how fast we age.

From wrinkles to cognitive decline, our outlook affects our health at every level. Using the framework of outlook GPS, Up illustrates how we can gauge our current attitude latitude and move to healthier ground. Tindle brings a fresh eye to attitudinal traits such as optimism, noting that it has many faces, including the face of her own struggling optimism. Using the 7 Steps of Attitudinal Change that she applies to her own patients, Tindle offers us a path toward healthy aging.

Prescriptive and accessible, Up puts forward a paradigm shift in how we age and treat disease, giving even the most struggling optimists a chance for hope. It will appeal to readers of The Longevity Project by Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin as well as The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner.

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  1. Christopher Alexander "Christopher Alexander" said,

    Wrote on December 29, 2013 @ 3:44 am

    21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good ‘food for thought’ here, June 4, 2013
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    For quite some time, we’ve seen books that address our obsessive need to curb or stop the realities of the aging process. Thus, there are several books out there that tell us to eat less; eat-this-not-that; exercise; exercise this way not that way; get out in the sun more; stay out of the sun; eat walnuts; take vitamins; don’t waste money on vitamins; exercise for 60…no 30….no 20 minutes a day; go to Scottsdale; and now (per a recent study out of Australia) use sunscreen daily in order to have pliable, youthful skin.

    Tindle’s book dabbles in some of this, though her motivation is a bit different from some other authors. Rather than wanting to recapture some image of youth from the past, Tindle had health concerns for much of her life, yet somehow made it through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. As she now reflects upon the aging process, she recognizes that successful aging is less about botox and testosterone shots, and more about one’s personal outlook.

    While some of this might sound a bit ‘hokey,’ Tindle’s work is in line with what I’m hearing at most of the medical conferences I attend. Yes, they still tell us to exercise, eat walnuts, and take genetics into account. But beyond this, there is a growing recognition that ‘mental’ plays a big part in ‘physical.’ Chronic pain, for example, is increasingly viewed as a condition rooted in the individual’s psychology, independent of whether there was an actual injury as a trigger. As such, less emphasis is being placed on pain medication for treatment, and more on helping the patient to attain personal insight (as an example, check out the book ‘Unlearn Your Pain …’ by Howard Schubiner, MD).

    Tindle’s book (well, I read mine on Kindle) is mostly readable and ‘accessible,’ though there is some technical language included here. I don’t know that this book will tell you much that you don’t already know, but Tindle brings parameters to the content which reinforces the importance of maintaining balance in life. For me, the take-away message is to use creams, vitamins, treatments, or spas if you think it will make your body feel or look better. But along the way, pay attention to attitude, perspective, and how you view yourself and the world around you. I guess there’s room for both …. even people with good self-esteem want to look good. And if a little sunscreen and handful of walnuts can help, why not.

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  2. Geraldine Ahearn "Author Geri Ahearn" said,

    Wrote on December 29, 2013 @ 4:32 am

    7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    “THE GOLDEN KEY TO BETTER HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!”, June 13, 2013
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    Dr. Hilary Tindle delivers a fascinating presentation through intensive research and experience, on the theory that a positive attitude does indeed reflect on our lives. This is an excellent professional guide, based on the author’s experiments and conclusive findings. She teaches people to follow a new direction using simple step-by-step techniques that are practical. This powerfully moving presentation chronicles how a positive attitude has an impact on the body and mind,leading to good healthy results. Dr. Tindle includes inspiring, delightful stories through research that are encouraging, and uplifting. I have devoted 30 years in the medical field, working in hospitals with patients diagnosed with chronic, and acute disease. Also, I worked on critical care units as a CCRN, and have taken care of a special-needs child 35 years. Through all my medical experience, I agree with the author 100 per-cent, because I am a witness to conclusive studies of proven techniques that have changed lives. As we coach people who need to feel better about themselves, and help direct them towards a new path for better health, the end results are rewarding and remarkable. I have seen good results in adults, as well as children, all who were diagnosed with physical, and mental disabilities. When our outlook on life shines bright with a positive attitude, the reflection on health and aging is reinforced with happiness. People that struggle for whatever reason need crucial guidance and direction to a positive attitude and lives can be changed. Dr. Hilary Tindle provides the golden key that unlocks the door to better health, and aging. This guide is an excellent reference for any age, which is filled with hope, and inspiration. Interesting, informative, and uplifting. Highly recommended!

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  3. Janette Dombrowski said,

    Wrote on December 29, 2013 @ 5:17 am

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    Growing and glowing., December 7, 2013
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    As a 68 yr old looking at possible cuts to Medicare and prescription plans I am always looking to ideas and tips to both improve and prolong my life. Ideas that will especially return control of my life and health into my own hands. This book gives me a head start towards that while also improving my attitude toward aging and encouraging happiness into my life.

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