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)
I thought that the voice of Chris made the book much more interesting. I am going to listen to it a second time. One of my favorite books.
I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.
I read Younger Next Year about 5 years ago and have followed quite a bit of it in my personal life. Work pressures did not have me on a good path, and this book was an inspiration to do better. I'm still not where I want to be, but I'm a lot better off because of this book.
In January, I decided to revisit the book -- the audio version this time -- for some inspiration for the new year. The audiobook is even better than the paperback. The narration is really well done, and an example how the medium can actually enhance a publication.
There are not very many books I have bought for friends and family, but this is one of them.
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.
For the life of me, I can't figure out why everyone loves this book! It was such a BORE to me that I didn't even want to listen to it during my dental work....the buzz of the drill was more exciting!
As a 49 year old woman, I agree 100% with the basic premise of the book; however how many times do you have to hear "Exercise 6 days a week for an hour?" THERE IS NOTHING NEW IN THIS BOOK.
I loved the mix of narration from a Doctor and a Common man. And, it gives perspective of life of after 50 or 60 and motivates me to stick to a regular physical activity schedule from now at young age itself.
You choose either decay or growth. Sedentary life causes decay not growth. Decay is caused by C6 throughout our life. Doing physical excercises causes a surge of C6 which leads to greater production of C10 which is essential for growth of new cells and to be younger next year. If you don't excercise and not feel pumped, your body is essentially decaying.
This is a subject that could be dry and pedantic, but Henry's & Chris' informed but friendly writing styles, and Don's and Rick's great narration make this book the most approachable advice book I've ever listened to. I plan to reread it yearly. It has already made a difference in my life, health, and attitude.
The book addresses physical health, both via exercise and diet, and many facets of emotional health (and its relation to our physical health) as we age. Sounds boring, right, or maybe even worse: guilt-inducing! But because of how it's presented, it is more Lil a conversation at a bar with an old friend than a lecture. Highly recommended.
No. Definitely not. I learned nothing from this book. Waste of time, and then there is one of the narrators...What an annoying person.
Which one is the overly annoying guy?
I wish I could get my money back
This is one of the most annoying books I've listened to. I like the technical pieces even though it's easy to find another point of view regarding the quantity of fruit, meat or bacon one should consume. Science continues to evolve. Bashing "diet" makes no sense when going on about what foods we should eat and ones we should avoid is by definition a diet.
Well written and well produced giving a good balance between scientific and personal experiences. Themes are quite similar to many other books and studies on healthy aging. Unlike some others, there's no commercial interests except helping people. Got the idea about reading this book from Bill Gates Charlie Rose show us he was going to file it
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