The popular medical correspondent challenges women to reinvent their health and wellness routines, and make midlife their most vibrant years yet.
Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, Courteney Cox, and the list goes on. The world is realizing that a woman's thirties and forties can be the most beautiful, energetic, and passionate time of her life. Today's women can maximize this stage- and lay the foundation for optimal health and well-being.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton embodies this philosophy and wants to help you enjoy these often overlooked years and feel and look your absolute best. Dr. Ashton's passion, warmth, and wit have made her America's fastest-rising women's health expert and medical correspondent. Here, she outlines a powerful approach to health care that can help you unleash new energy, strength, and sexiness. Integrating the latest scientific research, she has created a five-part plan, including:
A simple eating plan, tailored to keep energy high and your weight healthy for your changing metabolism A high-powered fitness program to help you work out harder in less time Stress-reduction techniques and simple strategies for relaxation An effective, step-by-step sleep plan Prevention advice for reducing your risk of heart disease, cancer, and other potentially fatal ailments
Authoritative yet written in a friendly, girlfriend-to-girlfriend voice, Your Body Beautiful and its transformative strategies will help you look and feel younger, stronger, and more vibrant than ever.
Ashton, a New Jerseygynecologist, CBS News medical correspondent, and author (The Body Scoop for Girls), and journalist Rojo present a five-part plan to bolster women's health now and in the future. Ashton, 42, argues that the 30s and 40s are foundational, make-or-break decades for lifetime health and "not a time to coast, health-wise." In the first section, the authors address diet, exercise (incorporating high intensity interval training and weight training), beauty and sleep, stress reduction, and better sex. Section two focuses in separate chapters on hormones, breast health, heart health, osteoporosis, cancer prevention, and other diseases. Ashton, who describes herself as "old-school medicine with a new age approach" divides each topic into manageable five-week stretches designed to be repeated until new habits become second nature (i.e., for diet, cut bad carbs in week one, don't drink your calories in week two, add a mid-morning protein snack in week three, add colors to your plate in week four, and add an afternoon protein booster, week five). She even includes a user-friendly five-week plan for revving up one's sex life (week one, schedule in sex on the calendar). Combination pep talk and warning, Ashton's message that women can and should take control of their own future health in these critical decades is backed up by current research and up-to-the-minute disease-prevention info.