What's Age Got to Do with It?: Living Your Happiest and Healthiest Life

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Though it's her husband, Dr. Phil, who has his own nationally-syndicated talk show, Robin McGraw's appearances on the show draw thousands of questions from viewers of all ages who want to know how she looks and feels so fabulous at the age of fifty-five. In What's Age Got to Do with It? Robin shares her journey, including the ups and downs, and the secrets for staying healthy and in shape.

She also provides insider information from a panel of ...

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Overview

Though it's her husband, Dr. Phil, who has his own nationally-syndicated talk show, Robin McGraw's appearances on the show draw thousands of questions from viewers of all ages who want to know how she looks and feels so fabulous at the age of fifty-five. In What's Age Got to Do with It? Robin shares her journey, including the ups and downs, and the secrets for staying healthy and in shape.

She also provides insider information from a panel of top experts in the areas of Fitness, Nutrition, Skincare, Menopause, Hair, Makeup, and Fashion.

Included in this two-in-one book, is the highly practical and actionable companion book Robin McGraw's Complete Makeover Guide, which helps women apply Robin's powerful insights in their everyday lives.

Robin says, "To me, aging gracefully isn't accepting what aging does to you. It means taking care of your health, wanting to look your best, and knowing that it is not conceited, egotistical, or selfish to do so."

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Altoonian ("Dear Ageless" column, AP Wire Service) and McGraw (Inside My Heart: Choosing To Live with Passion and Purpose and wife of Dr. Phil) offer aging tips for boomers in a slightly different fashion. McGraw gears her book toward women, enlisting specialists in such areas as gynecology, fashion, and anti-aging medicine; Altoonian also references medical and technical research but speaks to an older, mixed-gender crowd and covers issues like preparing for retirement and caregiving for older parents. While McGraw tends to address a higher-income group, her suggestions for makeup, skin care, and fitness training apply to most women. Both books are recommended; where budgets are tight, Living Agelessly is preferred.


—Deborah Bigelow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400202157
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 216,662
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin McGraw, wife of best-selling author and television talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, has made "family first" a priority in her life. Married for more than thirty years to Dr. Phil, Robin has made her marriage and raising their two sons, Jay (29) and Jordan (21), her priority in life. A constant presence on the Dr. Phil show since the very first episode, viewers worldwide have embraced Robin--whether she's discussing her experiences as a mother and wife or dealing with issues that women face in the many phases of their lives.
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Table of Contents

Dedication ii

Acknowledgments iii

1 What's Age Got to Do with It? 1

2 What's Fitness Got to Do with It? 15

3 What's Nutrition Got to Do with It? 43

4 What's Skin Care Got to Do with It? 77

5 What's Hormones Got to Do with It? 105

6 What's Hair Got to Do with It? 137

7 What's Makeup Got to Do with It? 159

8 What's Fashion Got to Do with It? 185

9 What's Faith Got to Do with It? 207

Notes 213

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    whats age got to do with it?

    I love love love this book!!<BR/>everyone should have it young, or old..<BR/>I learned so much from this book :)

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2009

    What's Age Got to do with it?

    Title: What¿s AGE got to do with it?<BR/>Author: Robin McGraw<BR/>Classification: Self-help<BR/>Publisher: Thomas Nelson<BR/>Hardcover: 240 pages<BR/>ISBN: 1400202140<BR/><BR/>I must admit I ordered this book for review because I was intrigued about how a woman of 55 can look so good. Hair, skin, nails, clothes, even shoes everyday, and all day. For those of us who don¿t have an unlimited budget to work with, taking care of your health as well as we would like doesn¿t happen for the most part. Looking our best may be being swamped in the middle of 6 children at one time, homeschooling, 2-3 loads of dishes in the dishwasher and 2-3 loads of clothes. Fixing 3 nutritious meals everyday, cleaning and all while trying to maintain some balance in the world of being a pastors wife.<BR/><BR/>After reading the first part of this book I realized that this book is really about Robin, not about the rest of us. I got out of it that she was more excited about telling us about herself than she was about how to stay healthy and look good so we would BE healthy and feel good. I think that by the time a woman has reached her 50¿s, none of the things that Robin has talked about doing will make much of a difference. Most of the things had to have been focused on during their 20¿s, 30¿s and 40¿s to make a difference. If they are looking for a quick fix to look like Robin McGraw, they aren¿t going to find it in this book. This book was a huge disappointment for me.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2009

    very good read

    i really enjoyed reading this book.it is full of great information that i can use starting tomorrow!! i have always felt like robin could be my friend. she has the ability to make me feel like i deserve to take better care of myself. she seems very real and down to earth. it is obvious she started taking care of herself long before she moved to hollywood. i will buy this book for my daughter and my friends!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2009

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    What's It Got to Do With Real Life??

    I was less than halfway through this book when I reached my conclusion: Fifty-five year old Robin McGraw needs to get a life. She sounds like she¿s a twenty year old who believes her value lies solely in her appearance. Obviously, there¿s money in looking good so perhaps for a select few, McGraw included, it is a profitable career. For the rest of us, this book contains a lot of nonsense. My house payment is less than what McGraw spends monthly on facial treatments and beauty products.<BR/><BR/>Barring all that, there is some benefit to reading the book. Besides hair, makeup, fashion and skin care advice, Mrs. McGraw offers chapters on fitness, nutrition, hormones and faith, each chapter including advice from experts. Along with her high-end recommendations, she also suggests home remedies and home workout plans so everyone can get started living healthier, regardless your budget.<BR/><BR/>¿No matter how old you are, today is the first day of the rest of your life; so why not start on a healthy foot?¿ McGraw challenges the reader. Her proactive attitude is motivational while her step-by-step instructions are written with clarity, providing hundreds of ways for you to be healthier. Her chapter on hormones is especially detailed.<BR/><BR/>There is no doubt if you want to improve yourself, this book can show you how. I¿d wager most of us don¿t have the time or money to do much of what is recommended, but more importantly: Why would we? Good health is one thing, but self-indulgence and self-adoration seem a little too focused on¿. well¿ self.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2011

    Don't. Unless you are still 25, don't wast your precious time or money.

    I am sure Ms. McGraw is very healthy and very happy--and I am glad for her. She has been working at it for a long time and I applaud her for that...but if you are already in your 40's or 50's, and you are looking for a book with the inspiration to help you to turn the 'aging' mistakes of your youth around, you will not find it here. Ms. McGraw, blessed with a high metabolism in her early years, enough monetary security to remain a homemaker to young children, able to hire personal trainers and to live in Beverly Hills does not typify the woman who would think to pick up this book based on its title or premise. Instead of using the time to read it, we would all be doing ourselves a favor by simply spending a couple hours walking around the block.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    What's Age Got To Do With It

    I haven't read this book by Robin McGraw, but I bought and read her book "Inside My Heart. It sounds like both books contain some similar things. I wasn't real impressed with her first book, because it basically promotes her life style. It sounds like this one does too. After reading Inside My Heart I emailed her and told her that I don't know anybody that can afford to do the things that she does. Not everybody can afford to eat healthy foods and take medicines other than the ones that are exactly necessary to live. Inside My Heart was interesting reading, mainly because of the way it is written, but for most women, it isn't a realistic life style. To me it also sounded like that until she and Dr. Phil established an actual relationship she kind of was stalking him. She made a statement something to the effect that shortly after she met him she decided that was who she was going to marry. It wasn't even long enough to determine if she loved him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2009

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    In What¿s Age Got TO Do With It? Robin McGraw, wife to Dr. Phil, shares what she has learned and uses to stay looking and feeling young. Chapters include topics such as fitness, nutrition, skin care, hormones, hair, makeup and fashion. The book is largely about her and what she does, but there is a good deal of helpful¿though basic and non-groundbreaking¿information. In her chapter on fitness she provides ideas on how to stay fit without the personal trainer who she now has access to, and how she did it at home with little to no equipment when she had little kids and little money. In the chapter on nutrition she includes a twelve day sample menu of a healthy diet. I found the skin care chapter especially useful because it is something that I know little about, and as I approach my 30th birthday in the fall, and am seeing those fine lines start to appear, I appreciate the basic information, including recipes for simple food based scrubs and products, and exercises to firm the neck and jaw.<BR/><BR/>Though there is not really any new information in the book, and the subjects are not studied in depth, I found this book to be a good base on taking care of your body, and also found it interesting to read about the life of Robin. I appreciate her encouragement of women to take care of themselves, and stop thinking of everyone else first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2008

    Fun Book

    This book is wonderful but you'd have to have alot of money to do what Robin does. Unlike most, we don't have tons of money to spend. Other than that, its a very informative book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Excellent book!

    I am very pleased with this book by Robin McGraw. I have the books she has written and never fail to enjoy them. She is down to earth and gives
    information that anyone can follow at home.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

    Good for her

    It makes for feel good reading and some good info but as soon as you put down the book reality sets in, fantasy is over for most of us who have'nt been independently wealthy and stress free for the last 25+ years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    What's AGE Got to do With It

    While I found the book to be interesting and inspiring, I found that I already knew most of the information provided. If a person has read any health magazines or researched any medical information, they probably already knew most of what was covered in the book. I enjoyed reading about Robin's childhood and home life, and was impressed with her ability to put herself first right from the start. That's something I have never been able to do. The information about hormones was new information to me; I didn't know that you could have your levels checked so frequently. Her makeup routine is way more than I will ever do, and her experience at makeup counters has been far different from mine--I'm not so sure a lot of stores are willing to help you out as much as they did her. Her thoughts on style was interesting and I envy her ability to instinctively know what looks good on her. Overall, the book was a good read, but not a lot of information I didn't already know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    no comment

    drivel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

    All about Robin McGraw's Beauty Tips

    I admit I'm still reading through this book. It's got alot of information to go through, but what I've read is interesting and informative. Here is a woman who really knows how to take care of her body and her looks! Some of the stuff that she buys to help herself look good are pricey and not everyone can afford it (me included). I'm not annoyed by that, after all, it is Robin's story and I can take it or leave it. I also like reading up on the advice by the experts that she knows. That makes the book really worth it to me. The book has a very friendly tone, which I appreciate and I feel that she does not talk down to women. It is now going to be in my permanant library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2009

    Welcome to midlife!

    Presents a personal, informed remedy for midlife confusion. Well worth the time and money.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

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    Robin McGraw Shares Guidance on Aging!

    I really didn't know what What's Age Got To Do With It? By Robin McGraw was going to cover, so when I realized that it included a lot of information on hairstyles, makeup, clothes, I put it aside at first. When I review this kind of book, I read it differently-I take it a chapter at a time...and I'm glad that I did! There is a wealth of material available to the readers and I recommend that this book be purchased for your personal library so that it can become a permanent resource for you. The emphasis on achieving and maintaining good health will make this a valuable reference for women at any age.

    Many will automatically recognize Robin; however, if you don't, she is the wife of Dr. Phil McGraw and she attends every show! You will most definitely see her as she and Phil leave together. Beautiful Woman! Because she is beautiful, and because of her active role in this show, she receives a lot of feedback, questions and comments from fans of the show. My guess is that, by now, she has her own base of fans.

    What's Age Got To Do With It? is all about women. Readers will quickly grasp that Robin has a great passion to help women and enthusiastically answer their questions. In fact, the book evolved out of the many emails she received and many are included in the book. Each chapter includes a personal narrative by Robin, giving lots of background about her personal trials and mistakes, which help to lend credibility and warmth-being willing to admit to having made bad hair decisions, and having to live with them, for instance, is not something we women normally are willing to do-we want to forget our mistakes! Each chapter also includes submitted questions that are answered by the set of experts who have assisted her in writing the book. And spotted throughout are "Robin's Rx boxes which contains interesting little tips.

    I found the chapter on hormones the most beneficial; however, each woman is bound to discover something meaningful to her as she discusses women's issues from head to toe! Here are some highlights that I especially found beneficial:

    &#183; "I wanted to share what I was learning and help them [women] understand that taking care of yourself and becoming an active manager of the body which God has give you isn't selfish-it's essential. (p. 4)
    &#183; Women need "me-time" and must ensure it happens!
    &#183; Exercise can reduce risk of major diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.
    &#183; A surprising side effect of too much sugar? Wrinkles!
    &#183; A sample menu for 14 days is included!
    &#183; Examine skin each month for brown spots and follow up if needed!
    &#183; Read about/research bio-identical versus synthetic hormones!
    &#183; Deflate puffiness around eyes by . . .
    &#183; Big purses (and backpacks for kids) are not always healthy-they can create back, neck and shoulder strain!
    &#183; Find clothes that are both fashionable...and comfortable!
    &#183; How will I know - will Jesus call me on the phone? (p. 209)
    &#183; Accept your age and work to keep your body God's temple.
    &#183; It is not selfish to be an active manager and nurturer of what God has given you.

    If you see anything in this review that you find interesting...then I have no hesitation. Buy and add this book to your personal reference library! What's Age Got To Do With It? by Robin McGraw is sensitively written so that you feel like you and Robin are discussing personal issues

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    55

    Robin sure is a positive lady however I felt she is out of touch with us "regular people". I don't need lessons on how to put make up on etc... I work 50 hours weeks and don't have time to shop, do my nails, get my hair cut every 3 weeks and take hours to get ready every morning. This book is for girly girls! LOL

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  • Posted April 18, 2009

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    What's Age Got To Do With It?

    Although nowhere near the type of book I usually read or review, Robin McGraw's "What's Age Got To Do With It?" has it's place among the self help releases. This offering does bring together experiences and advice, but I couldn't help but feel a little deja' vu while reading it. Most of the subject matter has been done before, with the possible exception of the still new subject of hormone replacement which she endorses, and it's ground well covered. We all believe that at certain times it's best to put yourself first and to work on your health, wellness and lifestyle.

    The writing is conversational and friendly, which gives the book the feel of advice from someone who wants to help, but without being overbearing. Topics covered are everything from makeup tips to health screening and focus, not surprisingly, on the fairer sex. Mrs. McGraw's recomendations for putting yourself first are I'm sure welcomed by the women who spend much too much time on their kids, husbands and careers. I personally wish the last chapter on faith had been a little longer. This subject has more to do with overall well being than some of the areas covered earlier in the book.

    All in all What's Age Got To Do With It is an enjoyable read and could entice some women to make even sutble changes to their lifestyles in order to live a happier and healthy life.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    Excellent Information

    I purchased this book for help with information about hormone therapy. This was only one chapter in the book book it was extremely helpful and it motivated me to pursue this type of treatment for menopause symptoms. I found myself reading other sections of the book about improving other things about yourself and it was very motivating. This book is for the women in their 50's or older and are looking for some motivation to make themselves feel better about themselves. I recommend it.

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  • Posted March 10, 2009

    i love it very much, i am 49 and want to change my life to feel young

    i am a 49 widow, my kids are grown up, two grandchildrens but i stell want to fell young, but must of all whant to look how i fell, thank you robin for this book, i love you and doctor phill, live in mexico, you have a lot of fans here

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Worth the money

    I wasn't really expecting much from this book but ended up recommending it to others. It's good information and spoken in down to earth terms.

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