The reason this book took so long to "finish" is that it is not a "read cover-to-cover" type of book. Also, I wanted to be sure that the changes I got from it were lasting before I posted my thoughts. It has now been almost 5 months and I think it is safe to say that this book has changed my life, or at the very least, my awareness and perspective on aging. I <u><b>NEVER</u></b> used to exercise. Since I read this book, I have started exercising at least 5 days a week and sometimes more.
While this book was life changing for me, it is also hard to recommend. In a nutshell, it drives the same message over and over again. You will probably live into your 80's and, it is up to you what that quality of life is like. If you want to be like you are 50 then you need 3 things: 1) a good social support 2) the eat well 3) exercise in the zone for 1 hour x 6 days a week. Repeating this message in different ways is effective, but also dry. Still, with so many of us having sedentary lifestyles, I think this message does need repeating. I am glad that I read it and will stick with my exercise program.