Aging is a frightening fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be. Put yourself back in the driver’s seat, and learn how to understand your body during the aging process at every stage of life with these telling books.
Turning 30: How to Get the Life You Really Want by Sheila Panchal
Worrying about your age is a lifelong concern, and this book gets that. Written by two psychologists, the book is for people in their 20s and 30s. It aims to help you navigate through your goals and expectations, such as the direction of your career, the state of your love life and your overall path. Transition is tough; learn how to make it simpler.
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-being by Andrew Weil
This book is truly a masterpiece. Weil’s writing style flows and is a joy to read. The book covers the technical and scientific aspects of aging (great for anyone in their 40s and 50s!) without putting you to sleep. Weil teaches you how to understand your body, nurture it and reap the rewards. Healthy Aging is a comprehensive guide to accepting the aging process (don’t fight it, ladies) and is a great read at any age.
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The Art of Aging: A Doctor’s Prescription for Well-being by Sherwin B. Nuland
Nuland makes aging an art form, and we’re convinced. Instead of analyzing the science behind your organism, the author focuses on mental well-being and fortifying your relationships. This book is great for anyone aged 60 and over but is also an eye-opener for anyone curious about the aging process. Nuland explores the strivings, the passions and the truths that emerge as you get older as well as how to harness them. It’s a wonderful read!
Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt
The author is a famous contributor to the Times magazine, and this little guide started out as a column-turned-short-essay. Rosenblatt’s book is for all ages and is a list of witty yet relevant advice for anyone. For example, rule number one is, “It doesn’t matter,” and rule number 40 reads, “The unexamined life lasts longer.” The book discourages personal attacks, self-consciousness and attempting to be witty. It’s hilarious, poignant and teaches you to age with a smile.