Book Review: 12 Ways to Age Gracefully by Susan U. Neal
Genre: Christian Self-Help: Aging, Nutrition, & Diets


Description of 12 Ways to Age Gracefully:

Embrace the Youthful Spirit at Any Age

As you face the mirror each day, do you meet an older version of yourself? It’s a familiar journey, one where we acknowledge that we’re not as young as we once were, yet not quite ready to embrace being old. But what if there was a way to traverse this path with grace and vitality?

The good news is you can slow time down. By making the right choices, you can look and feel younger. You don’t have to spend a fortune on products either; simply learn the tools needed to move gracefully and joyfully through your senior years.

By making simple lifestyle changes, you’ll look and feel better. Discover how to choose vitality over disease; joy over depression; youthfulness over listlessness. 12 Ways to Age Gracefully will empower you to:

  • boost your energy levels,
  • improve senior brain health,
  • learn how to feel better about yourself,
  • develop better stress management, and
  • fulfill your God-appointed purpose with renewed vigor.

Discover the secrets to not just feeling better but also looking fantastic as you do so!

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12 Ways to Age Gracefully

12 Ways to Age Gracefully

Book review of 12 Ways to Age Gracefully:

I am delighted to have had the chance to review the book 12 Ways to Age Gracefully by RN Susan U. Neal. In each chapter, Susan U. Neal shares 12 suggestions taken from her personal experiences and her work in the medical field. The book points out the importance of nutrition, offering food lists and highlighting foods to avoid. It also touches upon the importance of maintaining good gut health, staying physically active, preserving brain health, managing toxins, hormones, stress, a positive mindset, emotional health, and spiritual well-being.

Some key takeaways that hit home with me include the importance of being mindful of the toxins present in our food intake, the benefits of simplifying our diet, the necessity of making healthy choices to age well, the link between stress and cravings for sugary foods, the role of proper footwear in preventing injuries, and the need for intentional fitness efforts.

I appreciate Susan Neal’s guide as it aligns with my current life stage, prompting me to make positive changes for better health. I intend to reread the book, compiling goals from each chapter. By doing this, it will help me stay on track and keep all goals in mind.

If you or someone you know is in their 40s, 50s, 60s, or beyond, 12 Ways to Age Gracefully could be a thoughtful gift idea.

The overarching message of this insightful non-fiction book is that we hold the reins to our health journey, with the understanding that while self-reliance is crucial, seeking support through prayer can also aid us on the path to well-being. Now, rather than later, is the time to be in charge of your health, and 12 Ways to Age Gracefully: How to Look and Feel Younger is a key starting point to steer readers in the right direction of attaining lifelong health at every age.

(from Sheila, a Goodreads review)

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Susan U. Neal, Author

Susan U. Neal, Author


Susan Neal, an RN with an MBA and MHS, combines her passion for health and her faith to guide others toward wellness. As an acclaimed author and health coach, her works, including the transformative 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates, aim to uplift the health of the Christian community for God’s service. To help fulfill that mission, she also wrote Eat God’s Food: A Kid’s Guide to Healthy Eating. Visit for her insights.

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