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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794936
  • Imprint: Penguin Life Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $38.00

Use It or Lose It




We all want to age well, but what does that really mean? Should we be playing endless Sudoku to stimulate our brains, or power-walking our way to eternal youth?

In Use It or Lose It Paul McIntyre, host of ABC Radio’s ‘Medical Matters’, sorts the fact from the fiction and reveals the practical measures we can all take to keep our body in good shape and our brain sharp and alert. Because when it comes to positive ageing, our physical and mental health are one and the same. Believe it or not, preventing a disease as serious as dementia is as much about pursuing interests and having a flourishing social life as it is about standard health prescriptions. Good nutrition, regular exercise, relaxation, social interaction and healthy activities are paramount for your body and your brain and your emotional outlook as you get older.

With key advice from experts in diet, nutrition, dementia research and psychology, and lots of activities and suggestions to inspire you, including some delicious health-boosting recipes, Use It or Lose It is an essential guide to remaining vital through mid-life and beyond.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794936
  • Imprint: Penguin Life Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $38.00

About the Author

Paul McIntyre

Paul McIntyre is the host of ABC Radio’s ‘Medical Matters’ and has more than two decades of experience at ABC Radio. He is also a playwright and lives in Tasmania with his partner.


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