Saturday, January 4, 2014

#BookReview : Fit at 40 by Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai

On the jacket:

A practical guide to staying fit, healthy and younger looking in the 40s. Are you afraid of turning 40? 40 is an important milestone in our life. Yet, this is often the time when the bodys metabolism reduces progressively and a lot of health problems such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, muscle and joint pain enter our lives. In Fit at 40, renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai will give you a lowdown on major health issues that plague us in the 40s, the importance of a healthy diet, and offer advice, solutions, precautions and tips to stay healthy, look younger and keep midlife crisis at bay, forever.


With a foreword by Raveena Tandon and an afterword by Padmini Kolhapure, Fit at 40 is a complete guidebook to a healthy lifestyle for those who have or are nearing 40. The book also has inputs from it's panel of experts - fitness & nutrition expert Leena Mogre, pain & weight management consultant Dr Sarita Davare, and Dr Purnima Mhatre, MD of Gorgeous Skin Pvt Ltd.

Fit at 40 talks about embracing the 40s - changes in the body, weight gains, loss of bladder control, changes in hair, hot flushes, changes in vision - everything that, we have seen our elders worry about once they hit 40. It was interesting to know that Asian women suffer less because of our body types.

In the 40s, many are known to face anxiety, depression, hot flashes, mood changes etc. Fibroids are a common cause of concern these days. Hysterectomy is talked about at a stretch. Pai has gone in depth about each and every one of the issues which women in their 40s face and explained the whys and the hows, in depth.

Rating: *****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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