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The Top Five Books on Aging Well

Jun 15, 2023 | Additional Resources, Health & Wellness

It’s the goal of many active older adults to age well, but how can you do so? Grab your library card, pick up your eReader, head to the bookstore, or sync your headphones! We’ve got the top five books on aging well.

5 Books That Inspire Healthy Aging

Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors
By Robert A. Levine

Available in print and as an eBook.
What happens when our bodies and minds grow older depends on our approach to life, attitudes, and feelings about ourselves. This book shares:

  • The impact of aging and conditions on our minds and bodies
  • Attitudes about aging and how they can affect the aging process
  • How to maintain quality of life while enhancing longevity
  • Strategies for leading fulfilling lives
  • How advances in science and technology will affect aging

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being
By Dr. Andrew Weil

Available in print, as an eBook, and in audiobook format.
Discover the secrets to healthy longevity from Dr. Andrew Weil as he covers:

  • The science behind aging
  • The benefits of eating right
  • The importance of exercise
  • Stress management
  • The facts and myths about herbs, hormones, and anti-aging medicines

The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
By Steven R. Gundry, MD

Available in print, as an eBook, and in audiobook format.
If living a long life is your goal, this book is your perfect guide. Between the pages, you’ll find out:

  • That how we age is a byproduct of how we’ve lived over the decades
  • The importance of good gut health and ways to adjust your nutrition and lifestyle to support it
  • How to support microbes to enhance quality of life as you age

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
By Joan Chittister

Available in print, as an eBook and in audiobook format.
In a book that doesn’t just accept growing older but celebrates it, you’ll get a good look at the aging process, including:

  • Purposes and surprises
  • Challenges and struggles
  • How aging can be active and rewarding
  • Why it’s important to stay involved
  • How to find beauty in aging

senior man reading at home

A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active
By Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kaye

Available in print and as an eBook.
Learn more about the health of men as they age, including:

  • How to eat well, reduce stress, and stay active
  • How sleep, spirituality and attitude affect mental health
  • The importance of staying connected with friends and family
  • How body systems function and what changes occur as we age
  • How to make the best decisions about end-of-life issues

Ready to turn the page and experience an active retirement lifestyle that helps you or your aging parents age well?

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