We all know exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but research shows that as we age our motivation for physical activity declines.

So, how can you change your mind and become more active?

In the new book, Get Moving Keep Moving (Longueville Media $24.95), author and psychologist Dr Gordon Spence fuses psychology and exercise science to explore why exercise loses its lustre and provides a practical guide to healthy ageing.  Returning to exercise in your 30s, 40s and 50s involves challenges that Gordon knows well. Using the personal stories of five people, including his own, Gordon shows how those challenges can be overcome and the possibilities this creates for ageing well. Using a unique 4-stage health activation process, Gordon challenges readers to Reflect, Project, Inspect and Connect as vital preparation for positive health change. Readers learn how to:

• Identify forms of physical activity that will suit you best

• Take more ownership over your physical pursuits

• Examine your physical and mental readiness for change

• Gather the help you will need to form positive habits

Accessibly written without judgement, Get Moving Keep Moving is a book about hope. It empowers readers to take charge of your health, reconnect with your physical self, and set yourself up for a longer, healthier life. Sydney-based author Dr Gordon Spence is a psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in academia and private practice. He is passionate about the fusion of psychology and exercise science, and the possibilities this creates for helping people to age well.