The credits!

Writing the book has been a long, fascinating journey, but like all great journeys I haven’t done it alone. I would have been unable to write the book without access to the wisdom, research and scientific theories of others. I have also quoted many helpful references from countless organisations – most of which are in the public domain and exist to provide useful information.

The book contains the full scope of these references and whilst it would be impossible to list them all, these are some of my primary sources and influences and links where you can discover more:

Dan Sullivan and his colleagues at Strategic Coach®, including Russell Schmidt, to whom I am indebted for over 20 years of solid, thought-provoking and life-changing advice.
Dan Sullivan: Strategic Coach®: https://www.strategiccoach.com/

Dr. Michael Mosley seriously opened my eyes to the benefits of a Calorie Controlled Lifestyle and this has to have been one of the defining moments of my life.
Dr. Michael Mosely: Eat, Fast & Live Longer (Watch the video here)
Book: The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

Aubrey de Grey’s theories about the extension of human life form the very cornerstone of the book.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey: https://www.ted.com/talks/aubrey_de_grey_says_we_can_avoid_aging
Book: Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey, with Michael Rae

Laura Germine and Joshua Hartshorne’s research into cognitive ability as we age:
http://lauragermine.org/articles/psychsci2015.pdf

Welma Stonehouse’s research into the benefits of fish in diet:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4113767/
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10823174

Dr. Madhav Thambisetty’s research into the link between obesity and Alzheimers:
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/7273/20150907/link-between-obesity-and-alzheimers-discovered-study.htm

 

Miscellaneous

Dementia trends in the United States:
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2587081

Aerobic exercise - a very promising strategy against vascular cognitive impairment:
http://news.ubc.ca/2015/07/23/aerobic-exercise-is-as-good-for-the-older-brain-as-it-is-for-the-body/

The effects of sleep on health:
http://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218%2815%2900015-7/fulltext

Care costs v. average pension fund:
https://www.lv.com/adviser/news/cost-of-care-exceeds-average-pension-pot

Generation pay gap:
http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/media/press-releases/millennials-facing-generational-pay-penalty-as-their-earnings-fall-8000-behind-during-their-20s/

Working longer to ‘afford’ retirement:
http://www.royallondon.com/about/media/news/2016/february/new-report-highlights-the-death-of-retirement/

Pensions information (UK):
https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/about-pensions

Individual Savings Accounts information (UK):
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/stocks-and-shares-isas
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/lifetime-ISAs

Investment Bond information (UK):
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/investment-bonds

General investment information (UK):
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/popular-investments-at-a-glance

Cash and savings information (UK):
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/search?query=cash+savings

Investments and tax information (UK):
http://moneyfacts.co.uk/guides/money/moneyfacts-tax-table/
http://www.scottishwidows.co.uk/Extranet/Literature/Doc/SW56316

The benefits of strong relationships:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/the-health-benefits-of-strong-relationships
https://news.byu.edu/news/prescription-living-longer-spend-less-time-alone

How holidays can help you live longer:
http://www.kuoni.co.uk/holiday-health-experiment

Discover your innate abilities:
www.kolbe.com

Benefits of a sense of purpose on health:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151203112844.htm

Why having fun can be healthy:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2863117/