We’re Living Longer – Let’s Live Better!
I’ve created this site to accompany and build on my book ‘How to Age Joyfully; Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life’ (Foreword by Dame Judi Dench no less!) published in 2019.
My name is Maggy Pigott. I’m not a doctor, and certainly don’t have any expert qualifications in ‘ageing’. But, after 69 years, I’m beginning to get the hang of it.
I’ve also learned a huge amount from others, older and younger, many with expertise in this area.
And I’m Vice-Chair of a charity for thousands of older people called Open Age. 50% of my royalties from the book sales are going to this wonderful charity.
We can live better
This is something to celebrate, especially if we can spend our lives in good, or good enough, health for as long as possible.
Although a long, healthy and happy life cannot be guaranteed, almost all of us can improve our health and wellbeing – and even our longevity.
And it’s never too late to start, although I wouldn’t advise leaving it to your nineties!
‘We shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility’Eleanor Roosevelt
You can do it!
You are ageing from the day you are born. To live is to age. But ageing is malleable.
There is no ‘silver bullet’ to ageing well, but I believe, from the research and evidence and my personal experience, there are eight lifestyle actions, behaviours and attitudes that can add life to your years, as well as years to your life.
If we can live longer, happier, lives in good physical and mental health, not only will you benefit, but so will your family, friends, community and society.
‘Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have’Winston Churchill
I’m hoping that I, the book and this website will make a small contribution.