Upon reaching your 40s and 50s, your body transitions from production mode to maintenance mode, requiring a shift in how you take care of your body and mind. "The New Rules of Aging Well" elucidates how to approach this turning point with deft, approachable dollops of science (autophagy, telomere length, anyone?) followed by practical changes to make in daily life. The latter, Lipman and Claro promise, are “simple everyday choices.” And many are, covering sleeping, eating, and exercising. Also addressed, and equally important, is “cultivating joy, happiness, calm, intimacy, and curiosity.” One thing not addressed is: to make all these changes, one must have the luxury of time, the means, and a stable environment in which to do so. Without privilege, the inequities built into our society complicate, thwart, and prevent any program from being simple, or even accessible, to many.
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