If I’d only known I’d live this long… 

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I wish I was 20 years younger and know what I know now
— Donald Fisher Beard

The book is 69 pearls of collected wisdom, designed to help you through your next 40 or 50 years.

You’ll find bite sized tips on health, fitness, lifestyle, relationships, mindset and finance that are designed to better prepare you from the road ahead.In If I’d only known I’d live this long… you’ll discover:

  • The mindset you need to maintain your zest for life. It’s this mistake that causes people to grow “old”.
  • The secret to being interesting as you grow older. (Remember turning off from your oldies when you were younger. Well, there’s a reason you probably did that).
  • How a change in perspective can make you live each day like it was the last.
  • What you can learn from that guy down the road who spends every weekend detailing his car.
  • That there’s a right amount of food to eat.  Get this one wrong and it can take years off of your life.
  • The low-down on the best foods to eat. Stock up on the good ones and thrive.
  • How to incorporate ice cream and chocolate into your diet – without feeling guilty.
  • My grandfather’s secret remedy to good health – science has proved him right!
  • The secret formula to starting a fitness program that will get keep you on the straight and narrow, long after you felt like giving up.
  • What your dog can teach you about healthy living.
  • The right number of days of exercise as we age (and it’s not the obligatory three that you read in all those other books)
  • Why variety in your exercise regime is recommended as you get older.
  • A secret tip that will help you get going in the morning.
  • The one form of fitness that blows all other away and makes you feel like there’s nothing you can’t do.
  • What a group of “crusty old surfers” can teach you about getting back into your fitness regime.
  • How standing on one leg regularly can help you to maintain your balance.
  • The activity you can do whilst watching TV that will make the ads seem shorter.
  • The time of the day that most high achievers exercise.
  • The truth about the myth: “if it hurts you are pushing too hard”.
  • How to get that “feel good” feeling from exercise that many people who quit fail to experience
  • Why downsizing your home can be a good thing for your health and well-being.
  • How to slow the mental deterioration process (Yes there are things you can do).
  • What you can learn from the great inventor, Thomas Edison.


Just thought you might be interested to know that my 14 year old son Andrew has just finished reading your book, and he loved it! He has already started putting in to place some of your tips, and is putting pressure on me to do the same! So I am reading it again now to start a few new good habits.