A little over two years ago, author James Middleton Murray’s weight had ballooned to 106 kilos. For a man who had always prided himself on being fit and having a lean muscular body, this was a shock. He had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and was at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. As a result of running for many years on hard surfaces, his knees had very little cartilage left.
Following a bilateral knee replacement early in 2014, James decided that having new knees was his opportunity to regain his health and fitness.
Ageing Well is the story of how James achieved his goal of getting his weight down to 83 kilos. He once again obtained the muscular body and level of fitness that he had enjoyed for most of his life. He accomplished these results by radically altering his diet, walking every day, and weight training three times a week. He is no longer at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. James’s blood pressure, cholesterol levels, general fitness, and muscular body are the equal of many men half his age.
This book is a how-to guide for readers who want to achieve the same results and are ready to follow James’s exercise and dietary regime. It is a recipe for both men and women on how to age well and have a much greater chance of avoiding the fate of spending their last years in a nursing home.