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The Age-Well Project
The Age-Well Project, a best-selling book on longevity which has been featured in The Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, Prima, The Big Issue and Woman & Home, amongst many others. We’ve also appeared on Sky News and the BBC in the UK, as well as Studio 10 and Sunrise in Australia.
The book lays out almost 100 steps to ageing well, based on our ‘four cornerstones’ of healthy ageing: how to eat, how to move, how to be and how to sleep. As your Age-Well health coach, I’ll help you build these cornerstones into your own life so you can look forward to the future and great health in the years to come.
The Age-Well Plan
The Age-Well Plan is a blueprint for how to age well: the simple strategies you can incorporate into your daily life so you can live longer, healthier and happier. I’ve drawn on my extensive research into longevity and my experience as a health coach to give you the tools you need to live your own age-well life. It’s a simple, clear and easy-to-follow six-week plan which will show you how to make changes – small and large – to support healthy ageing, and prioritise those changes most appropriate for your body, lifestyle and circumstances.
The Power Decade
The decade after the average menopause transition, from our 50s to 60s, is the most important for a woman’s health. We need to nurture our bodies and brains now to mitigate against the long-term impact of menopause as we age.
This is an opportunity to power ahead, to decide who we are and how we want to live as we face the future. There are huge positives post-menopause: it’s time to create the adventures – large and small – we want in our lives. And the foundation for this? Our health, physical and mental.
This book is packed with impactful, practical tips – on mindset, meals and movement – so you can create your own power decade.
In this award-winning, powerful and deeply inspiring book, Annabel Abbs uncovers women who refused to conform, who recognised a biological, emotional and artistic need for wilderness, water and desert – and who took the courageous step of walking unpeopled and often forbidding landscapes.
Part wild-walk, part memoir, Windswept follows an exhilarating journey from Abbs’s isolated, car-less childhood to her walking the remote paths trodden by extraordinary women, including Georgia O’Keeffe in the empty plains of Texas and New Mexico, Nan Shepherd in the mountains of Scotland, Gwen John following the Garonne, Simone de Beauvoir in the mountains and forests of France and Daphne du Maurier along the River Rhone.
52 Ways To Walk
Walking strengthens our bodies, calms our minds and lifts our spirits. But it does so much more than this. Our vision, hearing, respiration, sleep, cognition, memory, blood pressure, sense of smell and balance (to name a few) are all enhanced by how we walk.
In this Amazon best seller and Waterstones Pick, Annabel shares the thrill of 52 walking styles, explaining the latest science behind each one, and providing practical tips for making the most of your daily steps. 52 Ways to Walk is a revelatory and informative handbook for anyone stuck in a walking rut, curious about the lesser-known benefits of walking or merely in need of some on-foot novelty and adventure. Beautifully designed and pocket-sized, 52 Ways to Walk is a love letter to walking.
In the winter of 2020, Annabel Abbs experienced a series of bereavements. As she grieved, she kept busy by day, but at night sleep eluded her. And yet her sleeplessness led to a profound and unexpected discovery: her Night Self.
Inspired by sleepless women of the past and present, and drawing on the latest science which shows we are more imaginative, open-minded and reflective at night, Annabel set out to discover the potential of her Night Self. Sleepless follows her journey, from midnight hikes to starlit swims, from Singapore, the brightest city on Earth, to the darkest corner of the Arctic Circle, and finally to that most elusive of places – sleep.
A moving, revelatory voyage into the dark, Sleepless invites us to feel less anxious about our sleep, and to embrace the possibilities of the night.