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Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond | [Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge]

Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.
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Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

Harry's Rules (Harry being Harry S. Lodge, M.D.) are only seven, but they completely reverse the typical path of aging. Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life. Quit eating crap. Connect and commit. And to prove it is his star patient, the no-punches-pulled Chris Crowley, a 70-year-old who left the slippery slope of retirement and turned his life around. Harry tells you what to do. Chris tells you how. And their argument is irresistible.

You're a guy. You have responsibilities. You think about the future, the 401K, the kids' schools. There's one other thing you can't afford not to think about: yourself. Marrying science and reality, Younger Next Year is a convincing and passionate argument that if you train for the Next Third of life, you'll have a ball. Follow its simple rules and you'll find yourself in perhaps the best shape, in mind, body, and spirit, of your life.

©2004 Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.; (P)2004 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Personal Development/Motivational

"Brain-rattling, irresistible, hilarious. If you're up for it...it could change your life." (The Washington Post)
"Younger Next Year is a wiscracking but scientifically serious guide to health." (Newsweek)

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    A. Stephens henderson, Nevada United States 03-01-05
    A. Stephens henderson, Nevada United States 03-01-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent information"

    I am a 43 year old physician and I found this book to be very informative, educational and motivational. I am recommending it to all of my friends and some patients. I am only giving it 3 stars because of the painful over the top reading of the parts for Chris Crowley. This book has co-authors and the person reading the Chris Crowley parts is so painful to listen to that I bought the book so I could read his portions of the book. The reader for Mr. Crowley is overly dramatic and ruined HIS portions of this book for me. However if you can get through the book, you will do yourself a big favor. The results are amazing.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Adele Beeman Culver City, CA, US 02-25-05
    Adele Beeman Culver City, CA, US 02-25-05 Member Since 2013
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    "SO MOTIVATING!!!"

    And Funny too! I am a 54 year old woman. I've been working out about 6 days a week .. every week since I was 21....so as the book says I don't look 54. But I have been suffering from burn out the last few years. Over 30 years of going to the gym...can't I catch a break? This book got me excited again. It provided me with reasons to keep going and I loved his naration. I found it well written, funny, and I intend to listen to it again as soon as I finish.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    iBeth Florida 07-08-06
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    "Entertaining and Motivational"

    I'm a 40-something woman--not the intended audience for this book--but I loved it. Complex physiological aging processes are explained in a clear and motivational way. So are exercise benefits. I loved the focus on health rather than appearance, and the straightforward, you-can-take-it-you're-a-grownup style. There was plenty of substance for me AND it was HILARIOUS. I find it easier now to do the things I know I should do (eat right, exercise regularly). If I can get my husband to listen to it, I'm sure he will like it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sara USA 01-29-14
    Sara USA 01-29-14 Member Since 2008

    I love reading reviews. No plot spoilers please. These are not book reports!

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    "Great ideas but written for MEN"
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    Disappointment. Some of the info and ideas could have easily applied to both men and women but the book was really written to appeal to and specifically for men. The tone and manner of the authors and narrators were 100% old boy. That should have been made clear in the review.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Linda PLANO, TX, USA 02-23-05
    Linda PLANO, TX, USA 02-23-05
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    "I can't wait to get to the gym!"

    I'm a 51 year old woman and found it extremely motivational. I have gone to the gym for most of my life and this book helped me understand why heart rate, nutrition and good relationships are so important.

    I have also changed up my routine since reading the book and I am having better results for my age.

    Chris's language is a bit gritty, but I'm sure you men will appreciate that. I do wish there was more for women in it.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Brooklyn, NY, USA 01-07-06
    Ben Brooklyn, NY, USA 01-07-06
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    "Don't wait until next year to start!"

    Aimed at men, it was a good mix of motivation and the "whys" of how the program works. The authors don't tell you specifically what to do to exercise (there are plenty of other books for that), but they damn well tell you why you shouldn't wait another day to start. If you're over 50, 60 or 70 it's not too late and in fact it's aimed at you. If you're under 50 (but getting close) you'll see the long term benifits of beginning a long-term exercise program and looking at your life now to prepare for the "last third" and making that last third as much fun as the middle third!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob CT 03-26-05
    Bob CT 03-26-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Outstanding Motivational Book"

    This book has got me off my butt and back into exercise mode. Chris speaks to you as if he is your best buddy. Henry gives you the details of how your body works and why he is recommending particular types of activities. Most of the book focuses on exercise stating that it is the most difficult aspect of the program. This is a great book for anyone who needs a little push to get started exercising. It's written to appeal to men but women can get the same benifits.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Overland Park, KS, USA 10-20-08
    Keith Overland Park, KS, USA 10-20-08
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    "My next adventure"

    I laughed, I learned and I shared. This book tells it like it is for the last third of your life, in a very funny way. My wife is now listening to the edition for women and we are having fun discussing what she is learning each time she takes a listen. It is bringing us closer by presenting dialog to us that we would have trouble discussing otherwise.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Marietta, GA, USA 09-25-07
    Steve Marietta, GA, USA 09-25-07
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    "Terrific book!"

    Love the narrators, love the concept - folks have been telling me this same stuff for years, but this is written in a down to earth understandable style that finally puts it into perspective. Only downside is: this version is ABRIDGED! Offer the unabridged version and I'll buy it again!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Niskayuna, NY, USA 02-01-07
    Frank Niskayuna, NY, USA 02-01-07
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    "Simply the Best"

    This is my favorite out of about 50 non-fiction titles I have listened to in the last few years. I have actually started exercising everyday for the past four months as a result of listening. It may be a cliche, but this book has changed my life. I disagree with other reviewers that don't like the narration, the Chris Crowley narrator holds my interest and is fun for me to listen to. I am a clinical psychologist and have recommended the audio version to several patients.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Horrible audiobook"
    Would you try another book written by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge or narrated by Don Leslie and Rick Adamson ?

    Both narrators sound like used-car salesmen and come across as smug, insincere, conniving and with an agenda. There are a few golden nuggets hidden in the book, but really only enough to fill a few pages and the rest seems to be a waste. I would not recommend this audiobook at all


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration is annoying. The two voices sound like they are from beer or toothpaste commercials. Totally artificial and disingenuous


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There are some nuggets up to the point I couldn't take any more. Exercise more regularly, eat more healthy food, be bold and join groups. Hmmm


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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