Getting older can be scary, but the fact of the matter is that it’s inevitable. That may be what makes it even scarier. You hear stories and see examples in real life all of the time – older people who struggle to walk or do things on their own. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Yes, you’re going to get older and yes, your body will deteriorate to some extent. But there are ways to age healthily, prolonging your ability to do physical activity and ultimately leading to a healthier life. Where can you learn about this so-called healthy aging you may ask? Why, read a book! There are dozens of great books out there that focus on healthy aging. Let’s take a look.
Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors – Robert A, Levine MD
In his book, Robert Levine talks about the various aspects of aging, including the mind and body. He believes that people should be in control of their lives so they can avoid becoming too old for them. Levine, who used to be a neurologist at a hospital in Connecticut, also believes that people should be responsible for their own well-being.
The key to maintaining a positive attitude is to believe in the possibility of aging well. Levine also states that despite the various obstacles that life can throw at us, it’s still up to us to take care of ourselves.
The Wonder of Aging – Michael Gurian
In his book, Michael Gurian, a New York Times bestselling author, explores the various stages of life that people experience as they get older. He breaks down the journey into three sections: The Age of Transformation, The Age of Distinction, and The Age of Completion.
Michael Gurian is a philosopher, psychologist, and corporate consultant who believes that embracing life after 50 is a must. He encourages his readers to go out and experience it.
Healthy Ageing: A Lifelong Guide To Your Well-Being – Andrew Weil, MD
Best-selling author Andrew Weil provides practical advice to help people age well. In his 2007 book, he combines traditional medical advice with non-medical methods to help people live long and healthy lives. Some of the topics covered in this book include nutrition, exercise, and anti-inflammatory medication.