Outlive - Peter Attia, MD & Bill Gifford


By Peter Attia, MD & Bill Gifford

  • Release Date: 2023-03-28
  • Genre: Health, Mind & Body
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 541 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD • A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert
“One of the most important books you’ll ever read.”—Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of Freakonomics


Wouldn’t you like to live longer? And better? In this operating manual for longevity, Dr. Peter Attia draws on the latest science to deliver innovative nutritional interventions, techniques for optimizing exercise and sleep, and tools for addressing emotional and mental health.
For all its successes, mainstream medicine has failed to make much progress against the diseases of aging that kill most people: heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2 diabetes. Too often, it intervenes with treatments too late to help, prolonging lifespan at the expense of healthspan, or quality of life. Dr. Attia believes we must replace this outdated framework with a personalized, proactive strategy for longevity, one where we take action now, rather than waiting.
This is not “biohacking,” it’s science: a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dr. Attia’s aim is less to tell you what to do and more to help you learn how to think about long-term health, in order to create the best plan for you as an individual. In Outlive, readers will discover:
• Why the cholesterol test at your annual physical doesn’t tell you enough about your actual risk of dying from a heart attack.
• That you may already suffer from an extremely common yet underdiagnosed liver condition that could be a precursor to the chronic diseases of aging.
• Why exercise is the most potent pro-longevity “drug”—and how to begin training for the “Centenarian Decathlon.”
• Why you should forget about diets, and focus instead on nutritional biochemistry, using technology and data to personalize your eating pattern.
• Why striving for physical health and longevity, but ignoring emotional health, could be the ultimate curse of all.
Aging and longevity are far more malleable than we think; our fate is not set in stone. With the right roadmap, you can plot a different path for your life, one that lets you outlive your genes to make each decade better than the one before.

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Latest Impressions

  • Outlive

    By Bibi Cakes1
    I gave the book one star, because I was not able to give it zero stars.
  • Deep and actionable insights

    By #irritatedTypist
    Attia offers the reader a view on what the latest science tells us about exercise, nutrition, sleep, and emotional health. He gives specific ways to evaluate where you currently are, and the building blocks to create a plan to improve your odds of living a long and healthy life. This is the best medical book I’ve read in years. Highly recommended.
  • Good work. Get living

    By Deagonbear
    Bloody good work Peter. You should be proud for writing this book. You curated a masterpiece and I loved it. Looking forward to the next one when you have finally outlived.
  • Outstanding and mind blowing!

    By adrianb75
    It gave me a new perspective on what needs to be done to improve not only my physical health but most important my emotional health!
  • Good read

    By Old guitar dude
    Interesting insights from someone I’ve been following since he appeared on TED. I continue to listen and read him regularly because he is evolving and not afraid to adjust his beliefs accordingly. I always loved how Dr Attia communicates ideas, clearly and concisely. This book was no different.
  • The best book I have ever read.

    By Kalebchristian
    This books ties together so many things and give one a greater understanding on how to live a longer more quality life. Thanks Dr. Peter Attia!
  • Great Book

    By lautedn
    Loved this book! I have been reading, researching and listening to blogs about nutrition for six years. So much of this book has helped me understand and has made so much information I have accumulated now make sense to me! Thank you, Dr. Attia…loved your informative podcasts in the past, but this book hit a HOME RUN! Truly appreciate your great presentation of the science as I journey my own path in life!
  • Changes the way you think about aging

    By FoodiefromAustin
    Comprehensive, well researched, and eye-opening!
  • Extraordinary work, blueprint for pursuing health

    By ces239
    Dr Attia has applied risk analysis and an extraordinary synthesis of cutting edge science to the current practice of medicine, creating medicine 3.0, a new personalized approach for optimizing our health span and longevity. This is the blue print that every primary care physician and frankly all of us should follow, to live the healthiest life possible. A masterpiece.
  • Essential

    By Run84Lyfe
    The one book I will read ever year!!