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ENERGY FOR LIFE - in midlife and beyond

Her parents were the oldest couple in Australia, with a combined age of 206! Given that there was no particular precedent for longevity in their families, Alix Bradfield began to ponder why. Eventually her curiosity led her to interview a number of specialists in health and wellbeing fields, to find out how we can increase our chances of growing older with energy and quality of life. These interviews became the book, “Energy for Life: Expert advice on boosting physical and mental health in midlife and beyond”.

In this episode Alix and I explore the contributions and advice of some of her expert interviewees and we address some tools we can all apply both preventatively and to heal. I certainly learned some surprising insights and facts around boosting our wellbeing and energy in midlife and beyond!

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