My husband turns 60 in a couple of months. It’s a milestone birthday and one that, not surprisingly, has him thinking (a lot) about getting older. He’s in good health and we’d like to keep things that way, so I always pull him up when he talks about the inevitable decline into old age and the fact nothing can be done about it. Wrong! The fact is, it’s never too late to start focusing on – and improving – your health.
We took 10 myths about ageing and busted them wide open – turn to page 86 to see what you can do today to put yourself in the best possible position as you age. You’d better believe I’ll be leaving a copy of the magazine open on the coffee table for my husband to read!
Keeping active is important at any age, and one of the crucial keys to maintaining movement – and all the benefits that come with it – is finding something you love to do. In our feature Moving with Joy (page 94), we spoke with Paul Waterstraat, who began running in his mid 60s and discovered it was something he loved. He now regularly competes in events and loves the new perspective it gives him on the world. What type of movement brings you joy?
We can fuel our movement goals with good food and we’ve got plenty in this issue. Our regular midweek dinners (and shopping list) start on page 16 and I’m excited about stressfree dinners (page 24) that are perfect for making and freezing, or only need one pan. Are you a legume lover (or would like to be)? Check out our guide to cooking with dried beans on page 42, and then you might like to enjoy a sweet treat from our dessert feature (page 58). If you would rather not cook at all, turn to our feature on meal-delivery options on page 82. They can be a simple way to eat well, without stepping into the kitchen. We hope you enjoy this issue and stay warm and well.