How two busy women read hundreds of reports and changed their lifestyles to promote healthy ageing - and how you can do it too.
What does it take to have a healthy and joyful old age? Researchers say it's not too late to make changes at 50 to get the 'retirement years' we want. But what should we change and how do we do it?
Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders spent their 30s climbing the career ladder, having children and caring for elderly parents - all at the same time. By their 40s, they were exhausted, stressed, sleeping too little and rushing too much. They began to ask whether the prolonged ill health and dementia suffered by their parents was their inevitable future too - could they do anything to avoid requiring their own children to care for them in old age?
Thus began THE AGE-WELL PROJECT. With incredible tenacity, Annabel and Susan read 50,000 scientific research papers on all aspects of ageing to find what advice cutting-edge research can offer us on how to ensure the longer lives we're living are healthy and happy. Putting their findings into practice, they found that the lifestyle changes they made were having incredible benefits on their health and wellbeing now - as well as for the future.
Told with empathy and humour, in THE AGE-WELL PROJECT Annabel and Susan share the 50 key lessons they learned, the meals they cooked and the experts' tips they uncovered to make the second half of your life the best half of your life - happy, healthy and disease-free.
The essential mid-life mum makeover. From fitness to sleep and even your social life, a brilliant new book by two 50-something mothers reveals how to protect your health and happiness - Daily Mail
An educational and informative read - Woman's Way
Getting older may be beyond our control, but ageing better isn't. For top tips, order a copy of The Age-Well Project - Scotsman
User-friendly . . . with lively consideration of the evidence and a series of distilled "to do lists and easy life hacks - Daily Express
After a career in magazine journalism (Woman, Time Out and The Independent among others) and with two cookbooks under her belt -- A Survival Guide to the Student Kitchen (Foulsham 1995) and Fun Food Gourmet Games ( with Johnny McCune, Kyle Cathie 1999) - Susan switched to television. She directed Gordon Ramsay on The F-Word and produced Raymond Blanc on the first series of The Restaurant. Her career has taken her all over the world and she has worked extensively in the U.S. and Canada. She now works as a documentary producer, with many BAFTA, RTS and Broadcast Awards-nominated series to her name.