Breaking the Age Code

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Just changing the way you think about getting older can add 7.6 years to your life.

Esteemed Yale professor Dr Becca Levy is the world’s leading expert and pioneer in the field of ageing. Now she shares the secrets to a healthy and vibrant long life in this powerful and authoritative book.

Part polemic, part practical As Old As You Think offers offers stunning revelations and scientifically-proven advice on how to age well and live longer. First revealing the surprising impact our biases around ageing have on the ageing process, Dr Levy then sets out what we can do as individuals to help ourselves age well using her simple ABC method. She then tackles head on the question of how to start shifting Western cultural ideas around getting older.

Positive, surprising and full of powerful, practical advice, As Old As You Think will dismantle commonly held assumptions about how we age and leave readers looking forward to – and no longer fearing – what the future holds.

© Becca Levy 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • A revolutionary paradigm shift in how we think about ageing

    Elissa Epel, Professor & Vice Chair, University of California and co-Author of NYT Bestseller The Telomere Effect
  • ‘This book will shatter some of your basic assumptions about ageing – and how we can lead longer, healthier and happier lives. Becca Levy is the world’s foremost expert on the psychology of ageing, and she shares rigorous, remarkable evidence that one of the best ways to stay mentally and physically fit is to rethink your stereotypes about what it means to be an older person.’

    Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • At last, Professor Becca Levy shows how we can harness the power of the mind to live a longer and more fulfilling life. She brings a unique perspective about a question we are all concerned with: what happens as we age and get older? She brilliantly shows how we can successfully age. The book offers great insights and it is a must-read!’

    Dr Itiel Dror, senior neurocognitive researcher, University College London

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