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
"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)
The incredible effort that needs to be made to live a few extra years (maybe) in good health. I disagree that such strenuous exercise is needed 6 day a week - only because it's so impractical that anyone has the time to do it (or would even want to do it.) Good information, though. But very few people will follow this rigorous advice.
At 53, I lost 40 lbs...work out every day...feel 40 yrs old (or less)...stopped eating crap and look forward to every day. Read the book, it will change you, for the better.
This was an informative and interesting listen. It motivated me because it gives you a purpose for making certain lifestyle changes, instead of just telling you what you should do. Everyone knows they should; but this book makes you realize WHY and what happens internally when you do the right things, for quality of life for your future physical and mental states. It gives you the motivation by explaining internal changes that take place if you do the right things. Chapters switch off between both the patient and a doctor, so you gain both perspectives. Geared towards middle aged men, but informative for anyone. I have now purchased the readable version of "Younger Next Year For Women" which was not available in an audible version. Just the same, the one for men "Younger Next Year" did motivate me with insight and new found purpose. I think all middle age guys and older should listen to this book!
I am 41 years old and I absolutly loved this book. I have purchased 3 print copies which I have given away to friends (this is NOT someting I am prone to do) and they have all enjoyed it as well. I think the book is very well written and well read - I enjoyed both voices - although the person reading Chris's part does go over the top now and then. Remember, this is a book written in a "man to man" style - women - don't complain if it does not speak your language! Take a look at "younger next year for women" instead.
Fantastic book and well read. The readers really captured the spirit of the authors. The book itself is inspiring and really makes sense. The book presents some basic rules to live by and why they are important in a scientific and humorous way.
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!
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.
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.
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