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)
This is a life changing book for me. The perspective on how long it took our cellular metabolism to evolve (Many thousands of years) versus the time we have entered into the lifestyle of not hunting and gathering was profound. That is what sold me on his ideas and since 2006 I have increased my activity level by 100% to 4 or 5 workouts a week. A turnaround in energy and the metrics of my annual physical exam. Without a doubt I feel younger and the doc backs up my biological age as getting better (who cares about the chronological age?). I have recommended this book and bought copies for family members. Enjoy and good health. PS the endurance is great in ALL aspects of life.
I chose this book as part of Audibles New Years Promotion. I can truly say this book has changed my life. I put its doctrine into use after the first of this year and have not looked back. The book is well written and interesting as well has humorous. The readers are excellent. I felt like I was listening to the authors speak. If you need a change in your lifestyle, READ THIS BOOK!. I actually bought 5 of these after listening to it, to give to friends.
"Younger Next Year" is an intriguing book that gives advice on how to maintain maximum health during the ages of 50 to 80. Bottom line: work out very hard six days a week including lifting weights, stop eating junk, be emotionally committed to somebody and some cause/goal. The book describes how decay is a natural state in old age and advocates the previous tasks to prevent your body from believing that it is alright to decay. This version of the book was written by men for men. Two out of the four male friends I have who read it loved it and the other two found the tone, writing style, or theory to be frustrating. There is also a version of the book for women, and I have no idea whether it is any good (although I would think many of the basic principles would still apply).
This book is very eye opening. We're all raised to think that as we get older we will slow down, things will start to hurt and we will slowly fade away. This book dispels that myth and teaches you exactly what is happening to our bodies, and how todays lifestyle is killing us, literally.
This is not the type of book I would normally read, but I'm glad I did. It has me on the road to living a much longer and more satisfying life then I would have otherwise, and I'm only in my 40's.
While this book is heavily focused on men, the message works for men and women, and I've encouraged many people to read this book, and even gifted it to a few friends. I'm actually excited about my physical future now.
Younger Next Year makes total sense. Cleverly written and entertaining. My road map to retirement.
This is a great listen for men or women. Since I am a woman, I would like to see a women's version of it told by two women. That aside, it's easy to read and very informative. I talked about it so much that my husband willingly listened to it too. He loved the “fresh powder skiing description - he said it was perfect and that the author definitely new what he was talking about!
I absolutely loved it! I read everything I can get my hands on about health and this one really got me excited about the real benefits of exercise. I liked the fact that both authors spoke and explain stuff.
Well maybe that is a little bit strong, but this is a great book. The presentation of the audio book was oustanding also. I lost 75 lbs and feel great from doing many of the things recommended in this book. Once I found this audio book I was able to fine-tune what I was doing as far as exercise and diet. What they talk about works! Get this audio book and get a copy for those you care about.
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