14 episodes

Aging. Everyone’s doing it, right? And it’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative. So why is it so often portrayed as something for women to fear and fight, rather than embrace and celebrate?
The Aging Project is proud to present this trail-blazing podcast series that flips the bird to the notion that women in their forties and above should be either slowly fading into the background, or in a constant battle to look younger. We want to show you how we can all choose to age fabulously and without apology, and to own our age with pride - with great health, style and vitality.
Hosted by Shelley Craft, the first season of The Aging Project podcast features candid, no-holds-barred interviews with twelve of the world’s leading and most inspiring minds in the field of aging well.
Join Shelley as she discovers how everything from nutrition to meditation, style to gut health (and lots more!), can not only positively impact our journey into middle-life and beyond, but help make it the best time of our lives.
We’re all in this together, ladies - let’s learn how to do it WELL.

The Aging Project Podcast The Aging Project

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

Aging. Everyone’s doing it, right? And it’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative. So why is it so often portrayed as something for women to fear and fight, rather than embrace and celebrate?
The Aging Project is proud to present this trail-blazing podcast series that flips the bird to the notion that women in their forties and above should be either slowly fading into the background, or in a constant battle to look younger. We want to show you how we can all choose to age fabulously and without apology, and to own our age with pride - with great health, style and vitality.
Hosted by Shelley Craft, the first season of The Aging Project podcast features candid, no-holds-barred interviews with twelve of the world’s leading and most inspiring minds in the field of aging well.
Join Shelley as she discovers how everything from nutrition to meditation, style to gut health (and lots more!), can not only positively impact our journey into middle-life and beyond, but help make it the best time of our lives.
We’re all in this together, ladies - let’s learn how to do it WELL.

    Trailer

    Trailer

    Welcome to The Aging Project Podcast - COMING SOON.

     

    • 33 sec
    Episode 1: Aging well begins and ends with mobility

    Episode 1: Aging well begins and ends with mobility

     Dr. Vonda Wright is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon, and an authority on healthy aging. She also hosts the Hot For Your Health podcast, and has written five books - including ‘Fitness After Forty’. She’s passionate about empowering people to age well through mobility, and the vital importance of maintaining bone and muscle health as we age. She believes that aging well is something we can actively choose to do when we value ourselves enough, and we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome her as our very first guest.

    Join Shelley for episode #1 of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Dr. Vonda about:


     How keeping mobile can literally save your life
     Why aging doesn’t have to be an inevitable decline into ill health and frailty
     Why mindset matters for mobility as we age
     Why weight doesn’t matter, but your body composition does
     How staying mobile impacts your mental health
     What we can learn from people living in the ‘Blue Zones’
     Why sleep is so crucial for aging well
     The simple things we can do daily to ensure we stay strong and mobile as we age
     The connection between mobility and brain function
     The impact of refined sugar on our health

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle-age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!                                                                                                                                          

    Thank you to Dr. Vonda Wright for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Dr. Vonda and her work, you can find it here:

    https://www.drvondawright.com 

    https://www.instagram.com/drvondawright/?hl=en 

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-for-your-health/id1055206993

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/                      

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials! 

     

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US? 

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. 

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/ 

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject 

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

     

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

     

    CREDITS:                                                                                                                                                             Host: Shelley Craft                                                                                                            

    Producer: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project                                                                                     

    Podcast Studio Team: Poly Studios https://polystudios.com.au

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: Eat to prevent disease and live longer 

    Episode 2: Eat to prevent disease and live longer 

     Simon Hill is a physiotherapist turned passionate nutritionist. He’s also the founder of the Plant Proof Podcast, and author of ‘THE PROOF IS IN THE PLANTS: How science shows a plant-based diet could save your life (and the planet)’. 

    His mission is to demystify nutrition and how it impacts not only human health, but also the health of our planet.

    Join Shelley for episode #2 of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Simon about:


     How family genetics drew him to the study of nutrition
     How we can empower ourselves to take control of our health, even if we have genetic predispositions to disease
     Why health messaging is constantly changing and how to make sense of it all
     The benefits of plant-based protein
     How small changes can make a big difference to your health, and why it’s never too late to start
     How our food choices impact the health and longevity of our planet
     How a predominantly plant-based diet can fit with your weight-management goals

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle-age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!                                                                                                                                          

    Thank you to Simon Hill for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Simon and his work, you can find it here:

    https://plantproof.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/plant_proof/?hl=en

    https://plantproof.com/book/

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/plant-proof-evidence-based-nutrition/id1367773989

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/    

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials! 

     

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US? 

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. 

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/ 

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject 

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

     

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

     

    CREDITS:                                                                                                                                                             Host: Shelley Craft                                                                                                                                  

    Producer: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project                                                                                                                                 

    Podcast Studio Team: Poly Studios https://polystudios.com.au

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: How friendship, optimism and kindness can help you live to 100

    Episode 3: How friendship, optimism and kindness can help you live to 100

    Marta Zaraska is a renowned science journalist and the author of two books, including her latest: ‘Growing Younger – how friendship, kindness and optimism can help you live to 100.’ In this deeply-researched book, Marta shows us how in addition to healthy eating and keeping our bodies moving, nurturing friendships, being kind, and connecting with your purpose can add years to your life.

    Join Shelley for episode #3 of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Marta about:

    • How science shows that social connection is as important for our health as nutrition and exercise

    • How the ‘happy hormones’ affect not only our minds, but our bodies too

    • Why volunteers live longer

    • How smiling at a stranger improves your physical health

    • How the security of deep friendships and social connectedness supports our health and longevity

    • Why connecting on social media is no match for in-person catch-ups

    • How turning your phone off improves your relationships

    • The impact of loneliness on your life expectancy

    • How random acts of kindness can change you on a physical level

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle-age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!

    Thank you to Marta Zaraska for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Marta and her work, you can find it here:

    https://www.growingyoungthebook.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/mzaraska/?hl=en

    https://www.zaraska.com/

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials!

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US?

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time.  https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Shelley Craft

    Producer: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project 

    Podcast Studio Team: Poly Studios https://polystudios.com.au

     

    • 29 min
    Episode 4: How meditation helps you age well

    Episode 4: How meditation helps you age well

    By her own description, Elise Catchlove once lived a life kept small by anxiety. Today, she’s a qualified meditation teacher, and the founder and driving force behind By Catchlove, Queensland’s very first Vedic meditation school.

    Elise’s past career running her own fashion business gave her first-hand insight into how deeply stress and anxiety can affect our happiness and success – not least her own. Learning to meditate changed everything for Elise, and now she’s on a mission to demystify Vedic meditation, and share the life-changing practice and its many profound benefits with as many people as possible.

    Join Shelley for episode #4 of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Elise about: • The ways in which anxiety shaped her life before she found meditation

    • Why she found meditation challenging at first, and why you shouldn’t give up!

    • Why Vedic meditation is perfect with busy people with fast-paced lives

    • How just 3% of your day could make the other 97% so much better

    • How Vedic meditation can help us age better – mentally, physically and emotionally

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle-age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!

    Thank you to Elise Catchlove for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Elise and her work, you can find it here: https://www.bycatchlove.com

    https://www.instagram.com/bycatchlove

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials!

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US?

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time.

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Shelley Craft

    Producer: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project

    Podcast Studio Team: Poly Studios https://polystudios.com.au

    • 19 min
    Episode 5: 50 is NOT the new 30

    Episode 5: 50 is NOT the new 30

    Wendy Euler, founder of Goodbye Crop Top and host of the Cropped podcast, has become a poster girl for aging well. She’s a woman of style and substance, who encourages women to find their style, wear it proudly, and to age without fear or apology.

    The Goodbye Crop Top Instagram account has more than 165,000 followers, and was created by Wendy four years ago when she was 49 and unable to find positive representations of aging women in the media landscape. So, what did she do? She created what she wanted to see, and Goodbye Crop Top has since become an inspiration for countless women in their forties and above to live their best lives, no matter their age.

    Join Shelley for episode #5 of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Wendy about:

    • Her inspiration for starting Goodbye Crop Top

    • How her lifelong love of fashion has helped inspire thousands of middle-aged women to dress the way they really want to

    • Why older women can give younger women a middle-age (and beyond!) to look forward to, rather than fear

    • How she deals with criticism

    • How a strong sense of purpose and intention shapes her life and attitude

    • How getting older has made her stronger

    • Why she never compares herself to other people

    • How identifying your personal style can make you feel amazing and change your life – and a hot tip for how to find it if you’re unsure

    • Her go-to outfits and key fashion staples – including the ‘fairy dust’ section of her wardrobe!

    • Her top tips for nurturing your body, mind and soul

    • What she loves about being in her fifties, and why she regards aging as a privilege

    • Why you’re never too old to reinvent yourself

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle-age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!

    Thank you to Wendy Euler for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Wendy and her work, you can find it here:

    https://www.goodbyecroptop.com

    https://www.instagram.com/goodbyecroptop/?hl=en

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/cropped-a-mid-life-minute/id1531761241

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here:

    https://www.theagingproject.com.au/

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials!

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US?

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter to – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Shelley Craft

    Producer: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project

    Podcast Studio Team: Poly Studios https://polystudios.com.au

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

LisaMKirky ,

Food for the Soul!

I absolutely love this podcast - I find the topics so energizing and motivating. I have already taken action towards better ageing and will listen to these episodes a number of times as there is so much to learn. Shelley- you are a fabulous host too- your thirst to learn is so infectious. Thank you Shelley and Amanda - this podcast came to me just when I needed you! ❤️

Teena Hall ,

Peri and Meni

Shelly your podcast on Peri and Meni I listened to it twice, so realistic and informative.
I’d been considering HRT for quite some time … now I’ve made th decision !
Thankyou

Gailanne58 ,

Great listening

I loved each and every podcast. Great content. Easy to listen to. So informative. Thanks to the team. Would LOVE to hear more please 🙏

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