We are the generations who are determined to stay young forever. Whether you were part of the youth movements that created Woodstock and the Glastonbury festival, punk rock and rave culture, hip hop and the first and second summers of love or are simply facing up to your first gray hairs and wondering how to live a greener life, you probably feel as I do. How can we possibly grow old? Our role models are still living the life—writing classic tunes, designing showstopping collections, becoming the face of global cosmetics companies—so why shouldn’t we?
We have fought to do it our way. Believing individuals could make a difference, we campaigned for women’s and gay rights and against wars and the establishment. A worldwide study suggests this makes us more likely to be sexually satisfied into our 80s and beyond. Our embracing of eco culture—it was us folks who fought to ban the bomb, declared meat is murder and founded Greenpeace—means we demand that our youth-enhancing beauty products and foods be ethical and green. Recent years have seen a big change in attitude to aging and we can all benefit—we no longer have to grow old to order. Forty is now considered to be no age at all; 50 could be the new 40, and 60 is the time of your life.
This book is packed with tips to keep us having it all as we move through the decades: how to eat well and defy aging through nutrition; how to build exercise into life to boost energy and beat fatigue; recipes for organic wrinkle erasers and nontoxic cleaners; quick ways to bat away stress, beat insomnia; and how to keep the heart, brain, bones, and joints working well so we look good and feel great forever.