20 years younger in 8 weeks!

Having just celebrated a birthday that is one short of a milestone, I can’t help but notice the proliferation of books on how to stop the aging process. My rational brain tells me that aging is fine, it’s part of life and I should embrace and welcome the wisdom that comes with old age, but my mirror tells me otherwise.

It is hard to avoid titles such as Turn back your age clock: look and feel 20 years younger in only 8 weeks. What ! Only 8 weeks and I could look 29! Wow.

Then there is Superhealth: 6 simple steps, 6 easy weeks, 1 longer, healthier life. Only 6 weeks for this one and I also get to live longer. Perhaps I should read both just to cover all bases. But, what about my mind? It’s all very well looking 29 and living until I’m 120 but not if I’m unable to remember any of it, so better add Alzheimers prevention plan: 10 proven ways to stop memory decline and reduce the risk of Alzheimers to the list.

Having gone through all these books you might want to read Bodies by Susie Orbach (counsellor to Princess Di and author of Fat is a feminist issue).

Susie Orbach has come to realise that the way we view our bodies is the mirror of how we view ourselves; our bodies become the measure of our worth

Perhaps an important book to read before taking on that 8 week programme!