Monday, December 19, 2022


Title: Aging Gracefully for Women Over 50

Author: Dr Steve Kringold

Publisher: Montebello Publishing

Pages: 200

My GoodReads Rating: ⭐⭐

This book might have been informative for women over 50 wishing to age gracefully. But those 50-year-old women are those who turned 50 in earlier centuries. For women as clued as 50-year-olds today, the tone in which this book is written may seem more than a little patronising.

The author, a doctor, covers all the important topics, Eating Well, Exercise, Medication, Sleep, Avoiding Stress. They are all here. The information provided within these pages is sound, but really nothing new. Nothing you wouldn’t know. Certainly not in this day when Google has brought so much information to our fingertips. And you don’t even have to be very interested in health related issues. The most ill-informed among us would know this information well.

There was altogether too much excitement about things like intermittent fasting, which incidentally flies against the wisdom of having a full breakfast.

Some of the information appears more than a tad offensive, especially in the light of today’s world. Of course, considering that the man is in his 70s, naturally his notions aren’t really keeping pace with what might be considered okay today. In this vein, he advises women to show off their wrists and the area around their ankles, if they want to appear slim.

There were some good things to be said about the book. The doctor advises readers to keep a gratitude journal, and focus on all that is right in their lives, instead of spending their days in pointless regret and adding wrinkles and frown lines to their faces. Also, all the suggestions were backed up with the names of the researchers who derived those results.

He mentions a few illnesses that plague people in this age group, and what can be done to avoid contracting those illnesses. Again, nothing new to be learned here.

The doctor suggests that women over 50 now have time to focus on themselves because their children have now flown the nest. It doesn’t even occur to him that there may be women in this age group who have much younger kids because, for whatever reason, they happened to have kids much later. 

Considering that the book has been written by a doctor with years of experience, I expected far more insights and valuable tips than the sketchy information cobbled together here. In the end, the title appeared like just some kind of clickbait, and maybe I fell for it.

(I read this book on NetGalley. Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley.) 

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