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Longevity and Healthspan Reading. A Book Collection for the Young at Heart, Mind and Body

Updated: 4 days ago

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Welcome to our reading list of longevity focused books. They are written by some of the leading voices in this exciting field: from scientists and visionaries at the cutting edge of research, to doctors working with patients. Some of the names you may recognise, some perhaps not. We're currently at 15+ titles, be prepared to scroll.

Click on the book image to connect to our own review, or, to the Amazon store for more information. Please note, books are listed by author in alphabetical order, this is not an endorsement of any of the books but rather a resource to share for discovery, learning and occasional debate.

Enjoy the reading list and please feel free to browse through our own growing collection of longevity related articles.

Stay Immortal!


Outlive Attia
Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity 
Peter Attia MD, Bill Gifford  
Age Late Barzilai
Age Later: Health Span, Life Span, and the New Science
Nir Barzilai MD
Telomere Effect Blackburn Epel
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer 
Elizabeth Blackburn PhD, Elissa Epel PhD
Ble Zones Dan Buettner
The Blue Zones, Second Edition:
9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
Unaging Robert Friedland
Unaging, The Four Factors That Impact How You Age
Robert Friedland MD
Path to longevity Luigi Fontana
The Path to Longevity: The Secrets to Living a Long, Happy, Healthy Life 
How Not To Age Michael Greger
How Not to Age: The Scientific Approach to Getting Healthier as You Get Older 
Young Forever Mark Hyman
Young Forever: The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life
Mark Hyman MD
Age Proof Rose Anne Kenny
Age Proof: The New Science of Living a Longer and Healthier Life
Rose Anne Kenny PhD
Breaking the Age Code Becca Levy
Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live 
Becca Levy PhD
Mayo Clinic Health Aging LeBrasseur Chen
Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging: An Easy and Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Your Body Young, Your Mind Sharp and Your Spirit Fulfilled
Nathan K. LeBrasseur PhD, Christina Chen MD
Longevity Diet Valter Longo
The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight
Coleen Murphy How We Age Science of Longevity
How We Age: The Science of Longevity
Colleen T. Murphy PhD
Venki Ramakrishnan why we die
Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality
Venki Ramakrishnan PhD
Lifespan Sinclair
Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To
David A. Sinclair PhD
Ageless Andrew Steele
Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
Andrew Steele
The Science and Technology of Growing Young: An Insider's Guide to the Breakthroughs that Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan . . . and What You Can Do Right Now
Sergey Young

We may strive for immortality but one day our number will come up. Best to be prepared in advance, to have those conversations with loved ones, sort out the paperwork and end life well...

Atul Gawande Being Mortal
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande MD

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Resources: Health Literacy

What is health literacy? CDC website

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Šulinskaitė K, Zagurskienė D, Blaževičienė A. Patients' health literacy and health behaviour assessment in primary health care: evidence from a cross-sectional survey. BMC Prim Care. 2022 Sep 5;23(1):223. doi: 10.1186/s12875-022-01809-5. PMID: 36064351; PMCID: PMC9446736.

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