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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781785043550
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

Breaking the Age Code



Stunning revelations and powerful, scientifically-proven advice on how to live a healthy and vibrant long life from the world's leading expert and pioneer in the field of ageing. Just changing the way you think about getting older can add 7.6 years to your life.

Why do some people age better and live longer than others?

This is the question that led leading expert and researcher Dr Becca Levy to discover a fascinating truth: just changing the way you think about ageing can add years to your life.

In Breaking the Age Code, Dr Levy draws on pioneering research to offer stunning revelations about the mind-body connection. She demonstrates that many aspects of ageing we consider to be natural, such as memory loss, hearing decline and cardiovascular events, are in fact influenced by our own negative biases, often informed by cultural ageism. She tackles head on how we can shift these outdated ideas at a societal level and what we can do to help ourselves.

Positive, practical and full of fresh insights, Breaking the Age Code will dismantle your assumptions about how we get older and leave you looking forward to what the future holds.

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781785043550
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Becca Levy

DR BECCA LEVY is the Professor of Epidemiology and the Chair of the Yale School of Public Health, Social & Behavioral Sciences Department. She is also a Professor of Psychology in the Yale University Department of Psychology. She is the leader and pioneer of a field of study that focuses on how both positive and negative age stereotypes affect the health of older individuals and has led WHO efforts to investigate the impact of ageism on the health of older people. She has published many articles, won numerous awards for her work and been cited widely across the media. She speaks extensively about her work around the world, including in the UK, Singapore, Korea, Germany, Switzerland and of course the US.

Praise for Breaking the Age Code

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

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