Book Review: Aging Gracefully for Women over 50

This feature is in association with NetGalley.

Aging Gracefully for Women Over 50 by Dr Steve Kringold

Many thanks to NetGalley, to BooksGoSocial and to the author for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of Aging Gracefully for Women Over 50.

Full disclosure: I will admit that when I first saw the title of this book and that it was written by a man, I was a little… affronted on behalf of women over 50 everywhere. Then I saw that the guy is a retired doctor and decided that if a doctor didn’t know how to grow old gracefully, or even disgracefully, then maybe no one would. So I gave it a punt and I’m glad that I did.

The book covers topics such as intermittent fasting, and the various versions of IF, keeping a gratitude journal, exercising, eating well, and more besides. I read it in only a few sittings, so it was a nice, comfortable read, even with the science references to back up the doctor’s research.

The best thing the author did was to remind us to celebrate reaching the age of 50 and beyond, and he didn’t try to sugar-coat any of the irreversible stuff, which in itself was refreshing. But he did spend time on how to stop the irreversible stuff getting any worse. And there’s still much that can be improved and prevented.

Someone else has said that women should start to read this book from the age of 40 in order to get some prep time in, and I agree. But the other good thing that the author stressed was that it doesn’t matter what you haven’t done until now, and that starting now is the next best time to start.

There’s a Facebook group that goes with the book, if readers want to follow the link, and there’s a bonus book readers can download in pdf form.

This book gave me a good, sharp shake and reminded me that it isn’t too late to concentrate on your health and wellbeing: physical and mental.

Five stars.