8 Secrets of a Healthy 100
By Dr. Des Cummings, Jr.
The invitation to Imagine a Healthy 100 is not a warranty or guarantee—it's an opportunity. An opportunity to examine the best practices of the all-stars of longevity and learn their secrets. It's an opportunity to make lifestyle changes that can transform your future and discover the spirit of a Healthy 100 no matter what your age or current health status.
On the journey with Dr. Des Cummings Jr., you'll meet Brian, whose close encounter with death from heart disease forced a total makeover, including dietary changes, changes in his attitudes, a new purpose for living, and a commitment to lifelong learning about healthy living.
You'll meet Gladys, who at 92 became the oldest woman to complete a marathon.
You'll meet Jim, a physically fit, lifelong vegetarian who was shocked to learn he had diabetes in his mid-30s. Discover what he did daily to overcome the obstacles in his path.
You'll meet three generations of a family determined to pass on a legacy of health and generosity to future generations.
These are all people like you. Though you may not face the exact same situations, challenges, limitations, abilities, or disabilities, you do share the same opportunity—to live life to the fullest. You'll be inspired by their stories and informed by the health principles they practice. Dig in and imagine living to a Healthy 100!
About the Author
Dr. Des Cummings serves as president of the Florida Hospital Foundation and executive vice president for Florida Hospital, the largest admitting hospital in America. Dr. Cummings holds a PhD degree in leadership and management with emphasis in statistical forecasting. Dr. Cummings also holds a master of divinity degree and is an ordained minister.
He is committed to the concept of empowering patients to take charge of their health and distributing medical knowledge into the community. Dr. Cummings is the author or co-author of four books and numerous articles including the bestselling book Creation Health (over 150,000 sold). He speaks to national and international conferences on the future of healthcare specializing in strategies for whole person care, healthy communities and the hospital of the future.