Monday, March 26, 2007
Chasing Dr. Gupta
"Chasing Life" tells you how to live healthier, longer
Keeping up with Dr. Sanjay Gupta is never easy. If he's not in surgery, he's visiting patients. If he's not at the hospital, he's on the set at CNN Center explaining the latest medical advances and what they mean to you. If he's not on television or at the hospital he might be on the road. Tonight, for instance, he's flying west to work on stories for the Special Investigations Unit that will air on CNN in May. But despite his busy schedule as a neurosurgeon and a journalist, Dr. Gupta has found time to moonlight. For the past year or so, he's been "Chasing Life."

"Chasing Life" is the title of Dr. Gupta's first book (coming April 9 from Warner Wellness books). It also is the name of the Special Investigations Unit program that will air on CNN next month. The book and the hour-long documentary examine what people do to live healthier, longer. Dr. Gupta will show you what works and what doesn't and provide information on what you can do today to age less.

What could Dr. Gupta do to live a longer, healthier life? As one of the people who chases the man who's been chasing life, I can tell you this: He should probably try to get more sleep -- not easy for someone who doesn't like to be still for very long. But I'm no expert. Dr. Gupta, though, has talked to the experts and they've given him a personal prescription. Watch for it and more in "Chasing Life" at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.

In the meantime, I'd like to know what you do to stay young. What are you doing now that you think will help your body and mind to remain active in your later years?
Hi Tim!

I quit smoking, and I work out regularly plus I eat a healthy diet. Most people tell me I look 22 (10 years younger than my age), and I attribute it to keeping myself in good shape. I'm a firm believer that prevention goes a long way.

Also- to Dr. Gupta- you are one fantastic doctor and a great person, I'm sure. While reading this post, my first thought was "when does he sleep?", and then Tim said exactly that! While you're busy helping the world be a better place, make sure to take care of yourself! :)
I think being creative keeps the mind young; writing, reading, cooking, painting, music, etc.
I just wanted to mention that HGH is being taken by people with Aids. It helps us gain weight and makes it possible for us to work out. Our bodies are weak and beaten down. HGH gives us a new body and a helps to make us happier and healthier.
You know I will definatly buy one of these books, not because I really believe it's going to make me live to be 100, but just because I love Dr. Gupta and the work he does. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

PS: When I grow up, can I have his job? (kidding)

Good Day to you CNN staff
This quote sums up how I live my life:

We don�t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing � George Bernard Shaw

At 35 I just started learning how to snowboard and I continue to challenge myself physically and mentally by taking an Advanced Dance Step class. My next goal is to learn how to surf! By consistently staying active, I think I'll live a longer and healthier life.
Very interesting and motivating at the same time.
What do I do to stay young? Well I don't know about staying young, but I know that I love to spend time with my family. My child is the most improtant thing in my life, my husband comes next, then my sisters and brothers. This to me, begs the question, when does Dr. Gupta find time to spend with his family? I greatly admire what he does and truly appreciate his efforts, but I understand that he has a wife and two small daughters. All of the accloades in the world will NEVER replace first steps, missed recitals, daddy-daughter dances, bed-time stories, kisses and cuddles, and all of the other moments that make life bearable. Speaking as someone who missed out on knowing the real love of a father, I can truly say that it makes all the difference in the world to a young girl to have her daddy there to spend time with her and instill self-Confidence in her. To let her know that she is loved, beautiful, smart, strong, and can take on the world! I sometimes need to remind my husband of this, but he listens and corrects his course. So Dr. Gupta (if you see this) and which ever guys that read this please take it to heart and make sure your daughters have your love and affection and most of all your attention!
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