Jane Fonda no longer has that “go-for-the-burn” fervor, but at age 74, she still has the moves. And Baby Boomers who want to age as gracefully (although perhaps not as vociferously) as this icon will find inspiration in her book, Prime Time.
The Emmy-winning actress lays out a compelling argument that aging should be revered - not feared. Noting that many of us will live much longer than our ancestors, she poses the question: “What are we meant to do with this precious gift of life?” Her advice: Take advantage of each moment. And the best way to do that, she counsels, is by following 11 key ingredients for vital living and adopting 14 tips for healthy eating (we especially love No. 13 which admonishes: don’t diet).
The feisty actress interweaves heartfelt anecdotes about her struggles and successes in life (including a bullying incident at summer camp and her battles with anorexia and bulimia), shares secrets (she had plastic surgery at age 72) and discusses anti-aging research from a variety of specialists. In essence, this is a guide to living life to the fullest - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The 416-page book includes helpful tips on fitness, nutrition, meditation, romance and sex (several pages are devoted to a candid discussion about how to choose the best sex toys) friendship and financial planning.
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