26 September 2023

So You Want to Live Younger Longer?

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Dr Norman Swan, Hachette Australia, $34.99.

‘You can live younger, longer – at any age – we just have to know what to do.’

Appears like a much-needed panacea, and here is the ultimate guide from Australia’s trusted doctor and broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan.

Many of us have a tendency to focus on the physical aspects of staying young, such as being fit, being careful about what we eat and how we look. However, you can do all that and be disappointed because you may not solve why you feel older than you are.

The straight-talking Dr Swan thoroughly explores the secrets and science of living younger longer.

“The goal of this book regardless of your age is to help you get to your 90s and beyond in the body and with the brain of someone much younger. As you’ll discover, it needs a bit of work.”

Closely examined and written with his trademark wit, common sense and accessibility, Norman brings together what’s known, not known, hopeful but not harmful and harmful and not hopeful. They are summarised with quick takeaway messages backed up by the science and evidence. No matter what your age, So You Want to Live Younger Longer? gives you the information you need to make your own choices.

Norman disentangles our ‘Book of Life’ – the genes we’re born with and what we subject them to later on.

What is the goal of So You Want to Live Younger Longer? If the answer is correct, you could be one of two winners to get a copy of the book. Entries should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, 5 September 2022. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column on 6 September 2022.

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