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Jane Fonda offers a blueprint for health and happiness in 'Prime Time'

August 14, 2011|By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
  • Recounting stories from her life, Jane Fonda offers a blueprint for growing older in her book "Prime Time."
Recounting stories from her life, Jane Fonda offers a blueprint for growing… (Jemal Countess / Getty Images )

Jane Fonda redefines prime time in her new book, "Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit -- Making the Most of All of Your Life." Join Fonda during a live Web chat on Monday at noon PDT (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET), when she'll talk with readers about how they can make their lives happier and more fulfilling.

In her book, Fonda relays medical and financial information for the middle-aged-and-over set and recounts many of the defining moments of her life. In her book, she writes, "Throughout my life, whenever I was confronted by something I feared, I tried to make it my best friend, stare it in the face, and get to know its ins and outs. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." I have found this to be true. This is how I discovered that knowledge about what lies ahead can empower me, help me conquer my fears, take the wind out of the sails of my anxiety. Know thine enemy! Remember Rumpelstiltskin, the evil dwarf in the Grimms' fairy tale? He was destroyed once the miller's daughter learned his name and called it out. When we name our fears, bring them out into the open, and examine them in the light, they weaken and wither."

Fonda's letting no moss grow under her feet. Earlier this year she released two fitness DVDs, "Prime Time Walkout" and "Prime Time Fit & Strong." The leg warmers may be gone, but the actress and author proves that 73-year-olds can be fit and vital.  

Do you have a question for Jane Fonda? Email jeannine.stein@latimes.com and join the chat to see the answer.

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