Not sure at this point.........maybe I'll have a revision if I can tolerate another few hours of this. This book was recommended by a male colleague who had read the original book that focused on male health.
The first chapter (45 min) is the author explaining/justifying why he is qualified to advise women on their health. I didn't even consider this to be an issue until he droned on for 45 minutes about it. Chapter 2 starts with a sad commentary about how women are likely to be without a partner in the third chapter of our lives - and then goes into how my husband is likely to retire and then intrude on my life at home and be a general pain in my a** so that I might decide to through his ass out of of my life......how chauvinistic to think that most women have spent their lives in the home while their husbands worked. Or that most married couples lead such a disconnected life and have nothing in common when one or the other retires. Seriously? And even when he acknowledges that some will have a good enough relationship to initially survive this retirement phase, he says "it is going to be a long damn time...." This goes on for the next 25 minutes where he keeps referring to that "nut case flood of testosterone" and other nasty names he ascribes to the male gender. Let's say you are nuts about him - quite the little assumption", he says sarcastically.
I can't imagine what the 2nd chapter of the book for men reads like - does he tell the men that they will encounter upon retiring? That he's now going to have to live 24/7 with that shrew of a wife who is bitter about him invading her home space? That the amazing woman he married is now a miserable woman with unrealized dreams she will hold him accountable for?
I finally get to Chapter 3 and the narrator changes to who I assume represents the second author of this book. The content here is far more professional and seems to get to the real content. We'll see how it goes and if I return to change my rating.
In addition to the above comments about the content/story, his delivery has a sarcastic tone throughout.
Skip the first two chapters..........if you don't, you might give up before you get to what everyone says is good about this book.
The doctor has good research and points, but simply applied his work on men to women.
The other guy is awful. He is patronizing, and has no expertise. Why didn't the doctor partner with a woman? Huge mistake. The book would have been 5-stars if he had made this one change. If you want good suggestions, read the Doctor's chapters and skip the other guy.
A friend of mine recommended this book to me at the age of 47. He was about to turn 65. I'm so glad I read this book now while I'm still younger and healthy. Because I know that if I take the advice offered, the best is yet to come. I highly recommend the Audible version of the book. You can listen to it while you do your aerobic activity! I have bought this book as a gift for every person in my life that I love.
loved it. Chris Crowley; love your wit and your voice..the manner and style of your speech. you made this topic come alive and it was simply Grande. ,;) ,
Christian, musician (piano & guitar), singer (Aussie, NZ, Country & Gospel), love nature, animal rescue primarily dogs in my case. Love God!
I was very disappointed with this book. The author claims it's not an exercise book but that's exactly what it is. 6 days of exercise a week, aerobics 2 days and 2 strength training with weights. The other information about health and cholesterol most everyone knows. I wish the descriptions of books were more accurate because being in a wheelchair I'm certainly not going to be able to go on 50 mile bike trips, etc. The advice in the book also pertains to people who have MONEY and lots of it to go on all the retreats recommended. It was really a depressing book for me to realize that all the advice I either could not do physically or financially. If you are in relatively good shape and want to do the best you can to live long then this book is for you IF you have the time and money to do all the things required. Otherwise don't waste your time. Or money and definitely not a credit!
Great narrators, easy to understand information that's relevant and useful.
It motivated me to exercise more, eat better and generally take better care of myself while learning why our bodies are programmed the way they are.
Get Moving and Don't Eat Crap!
I liked the Dr. Harry's explanations and I did not like the older man's patronizing and drawling presentation.
The long chapters explaining the importance of a heart rate monitor. I think the explanations were lengthy and unnecessary.
I don't know, but certainly anyone but the older man, whom I think is named Norman Dietz.
No, this is certainly more than sufficient for a simple book.
I didn't like it much. It's patronizing for women and I don't know the book for men, or if it is better, as I haven't listened to it.
I am a dancer, health professional, meditator and avid reader. I listen to audio books while driving, working out and doing chores. I listen to non-fiction more than fiction, but enjoy both. I like books I can learn from or be inspired by. I post my favorites on Pintrest.
This book is aimed at women entering menopause and beyond. It was first written for men, then adapted for women. It goes back and forth between Chris the 70 plus year old layman and the doctor. They say the same thing but with different approaches. The gist of the book is that it is get moving hard enough to send messages to trick your brain into thinking you are in the spring of your life and not the fall. This keeps you building new cells instead of decaying. I liked the science behind it. I am a Physical Therapist and agree with the advice. They also advice staying socially connected and engaged in life. They say aging is a choice.
I have read this book multiple times. The first time it motivated me to exercise more. Now I read it again and again to STAY motivated to exercise! Fabulous narration! Thank you for helping me to get through the next 1/3 of my life healthier and better for it!