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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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    Debbie Canton, GA, USA 11-05-09
    Debbie Canton, GA, USA 11-05-09
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    "Very Motivating and good for the rest of your Life"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    joe belleville, IL, United States 07-12-09
    joe belleville, IL, United States 07-12-09 Member Since 2010
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    "started me on the right road"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nanette Berwyn, PA, USA 11-11-08
    Nanette Berwyn, PA, USA 11-11-08
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    "Younger Next Year"

    This is a great read, both entertaining and informative. The reader's voice is pleasant and provides humor.

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    John salt lake city, UT, USA 02-16-08
    John salt lake city, UT, USA 02-16-08
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    "Life Changing"

    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.

    2 of 2 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!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-12-05 Member Since 2015

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    "A Must have for us boomers.."

    just do it... you won't regret the time price..

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    Bob CT 03-26-05
    Bob CT 03-26-05 Member Since 2013
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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.

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    iBeth Florida 07-08-06
    iBeth Florida 07-08-06 Listener Since 2005
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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 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hubert Kirchgaessner Hebron, Kentucky 01-29-15
    Hubert Kirchgaessner Hebron, Kentucky 01-29-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved it"

    Funny interplay between Harry and Chris, profound advice. Would love to write more, but Now I have to go to my workout...

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    Jim 12-16-14
    Jim 12-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "If you are 50 and inactive, you need to read this"
    What made the experience of listening to Younger Next Year the most enjoyable?

    The reading was very enthusiastic and motivating.


    If you’ve listened to books by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge before, how does this one compare?

    First one


    What three words best describe Don Leslie and Rick Adamson ’s performance?

    enthusiasm passion motivating


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Younger Next Year?

    This book never really told me anything I didn't already know


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book on a colleague's recommendations. My friend is a lot closer to retirement than I am and this book hit home for him in a big way. I, on the other hand, am relatively young (40) and am well informed on fitness and nutrition. The book is geared more toward someone who has not put much thought in to exercise or nutrition before. If you are a novice to exercise and need some guidance and motivation, then this is your book. All that said, it is still an interesting listen for the more experienced active folks out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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