Book: If I’d Only Known I’d Live This Long

“If you’re planning on being around for a while – and you want to ENJOY those extended years, this book is a must.”

It’s true 60 can be the new 40! And 75 the new 50.

But only if you look after yourself.

For most of us, life has been more about “living in the moment” than planning.

The things that have come our way – the good and the bad – have just happened.

And, because of our youth, we’ve managed to “roll with the punches”, knowing full well that we can make up for lost time, money or health.

Unfortunately, as we get older, “taking those hits and getting back up again” becomes more difficult.

I’m David Beard.

For over 10 years. I was an exercise physiologist in the aged care industry, working with people aged from 50 to 100.

What I learned in that time was that a lot of people have regrets about their lives – particularly when it comes to their health.

That’s why I’ve written If I’d only known I’d live this long…

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.

The reason I wrote this book was to capture and share what I’ve learned working with older people.

It seems to me, people in their middle years have lots of choices in front of them.

If that’s you, you can sit (literally) and do nothing.


you can get this book for yourself or someone close to you and prepare yourself physically and mentally for the inevitable changes ahead.

Look, the cost of my book is extremely low compared to what you get.

And that’s why I’m happy for you to read it at my risk and find out for yourself how good it really is.

If at any time, or for any reason, you decide my book is not every thing I say it is, just return it to my office in any condition, and you’ll receive a prompt refund of your full purchase price.

I can’t be fairer than that.

So what are you waiting for?

Buy this book and change your life.


David Beard

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Glenn Capelli, Professional Speaker and Author of Thinking Caps – :

It can take 100 years to gain wisdom or you can take 100 minutes to read and contemplate David’s ideas and enjoy fast tracked wisdom.

Matt Church, Author of Highlife 24/7, Founder of Thought Leaders – :

David has captured the essence of the baby boomers challenge of how to add more to their remaining years. A great book in its elegant simplicity.