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Our Five Favorite Books on Aging Well

In a world of products promising anti-aging properties and companies trying to sell magic cures to slow the aging process, it can be easy to be swept up in trying to stay young. Fortunately, the negative views and stereotypes associated with aging are decreasing, so we can either try to fight the future or take aging as what it is – a gift – and live as gracefully and as healthily as possible.

What exactly can you do to age well and live a long life? Some of these books may hold the key. Check out our five favorite books on aging well below and start enjoying the benefits today.

Senior woman enjoys reading in the library

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully | Joan Chittister

In The Gift of Years, Joan Chittister discusses the many facets of the aging process. Regarded as inspirational, topics include:

  • Accepting and celebrating getting old
  • Aging’s purposes and surprises
  • The challenges and struggles of growing older

Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors | Dr. Robert Levine

Everyone ages; however, not everyone ages well. Aging Wisely shares helpful insights into what happens to our minds and bodies as we age – and how our approach to life, attitudes about ourselves, and feelings about aging can impact that.

This book also reiterates that overall, we are in control of our lives and health, calling on us to take action on items we can control to age well, reduce the risk of physical decline, and lower the chances of memory loss and dementia.

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

This comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective discusses all aspects of health as men reach middle age and beyond.

From managing their physical, mental and spiritual health and relationships to creating new careers and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities, this guide truly covers it all.

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

Through all phases of life, Dr. Weil shares that there are many things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good shape.

Sharing information on nutrition, stress management, exercise, the science of aging, and the facts and myths of anti-aging medicines and techniques, this book is a wonderful educational resource.

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

Aging does not need to mean decline. In fact, it can mean living to a ripe old age – with the benefits of youth. How can we achieve this? It might just start with the microorganisms within our bodies, and more specifically, our gut.

These microorganisms control our quality of life, and fortunately, we can help support them. Discover a nutrition and lifestyle plan that can help you prevent and reverse disease while helping you feel younger.

Age Well With an Active Retirement at Waterstone at the Circle

At Waterstone at the Circle, we embrace aging and provide a range of ways to ensure residents age well within our community. No matter residents’ needs, preferences or goals, we’re here to support them with:

  • A convenient urban setting close to nature trails, restaurants, retailers and entertainment in Boston and Beyond
  • Life enrichment programs featuring lecture series, social opportunities, outings and trips
  • An indoor heated pool and fitness center staffed with Train Boston® fitness and aquatic instructors
  • Access to supportive care services to meet various care needs
  • Menus featuring locally grown and sourced ingredients ensuring fresh, delicious and nutritious meal choices

Are you ready to ensure a happy and healthy retirement? Independent living at Waterstone at the Circle is the perfect place to start. Contact us to learn more about our lifestyle or to talk about making a move today.