Keep fit, keep the brain going, and with a spot of good fortune you can be living a fulfilling, active life into your nineties and beyond. This book - part exercise book, part manifesto for a happier, healthier life - tells you how.
Many of the problems older people suffer from have, as their underlying cause, a fundamental loss of fitness. Others are caused by preventable diseases (with these even being preventable after the age of seventy) and, broadly speaking, from the wrong approach to life, influenced by negative social pressures. This book - uniquely targeted at the 60-75 demographic - tells you what steps you can take in late middle age to give you the best chance of living a long, healthy and fulfilling later life.
Keep fit, keep the brain going, and with a spot of good fortune you can be living a rewarding, active life into your nineties and beyond. This book - part exercise book, part manifesto for a happier, healthier life - tells you how.
About the Author
Sir Muir Gray, is one of Britain's most senior medical figures. He pioneered Britain's breast and cervical cancer screening programmes, and was knighted in 2005 for his work in the development of the foetal, maternal and child screening programmes, and the creation of the National Library for Health. He is currently Chief Knowledge Office for the NHS.
A top doctor reveals the surprising little life changes that'll keep you fit for decades longer * Daily Mail *
Utterly readable and entertaining it is packed tight with very valuable information, written by one of the leading medical doctors in Britain. In his eighth decade himself, the author is well qualified to dole out advice on living well as we age * Irish Examiner *
Age UK wants everyone to 'love later life' and this highly readable book, which draws on the latest science, helps plot the course for how we can achieve it. Decline is not inevitable but the older we get, the greater the need for positive action if we're to stay fit and well. Sir Muir explains the how as well as the why of this and as such this book deserves to be essential reading * Age UK *
The message of this book is that prevention is as relevant at seventy years old as at twenty. We now know that we can postpone many problems that we have assumed to be due to ageing but which well-designed research now proves to be due to loss of fitness, preventable disease and loss of morale. Your health in older age can be improved and this book gives you the recipe for good health in your seventies, and better health in the decades to follow -- Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England