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)
There are thousands of book that will point out, usually correctly, the right way to live. This book explains why we have to live like that so anyone can understand. I'm 55 y/o. I will be no more than 54 next year. It is going to be hard but I feel confident it will be well worth it and I'll be 53 the year after.
Henry and Chris did a wonderful job explaining the details and keeping me me interested. Thank you very much for doing this.
Awesome book with great concepts and well written. A most read for everyone who loves their life as it is under forty and even more important for those who don't. As for those over 40 this book will give them a roadmap for staying at that age for a long time to come at least functionally. Well done guys
Historian and history teacher. Liberal and a Democrat. Dog trainer and duck hunter.
Inspiring and full of information. Should be required reading for anyone 50 and above. And I found that listening to the audible version is actually better than reading the book - at least as far as motivation is concerned. I keep a copy of the book for reference...
Wow! Very fun to listen to. My friend read the book but he didn't get the gift of the read from the reader of the patient viewpoint. Hilarious writing but the reader was amazing in his delivery! Anyone will love this book!
Inspiring to exercise 6 times a week!
This was a useful book explaining the 'why's' behind the lifestyle changes required to stay young.
The narration was outstanding! Best of any book I have listened to this far.
I knew I should have been exercising right alarm but when Harry explaining the subtleties of evolutionary biology and the reasons for exercise I found it very motivating.
One of the best
Realizing this does NOT just apply to people 60+ years old. This stuff applies to everyone. The way it is presented is in relation to people who have come to terms with their mortality, but even at 30 I need to start thinking about that!
You have to exercise every day (or 6 days a week, technically). Period. We evolved from humans who exercised every day and our body must have it to help stay disease free.
Absolutely fantastic book. I have read a lot of health/fitness/diet books that are a lot more technical but none come close to being as entertaining and flat out motivating.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Overall, the book is very good and filled with humor and fun statements. The continuous references to their religious (Darwinian) beliefs became annoying mid-way through the book. However, the book is filled with enough very good material that I finished it. I have been a "health nut" for nearly 4 decades and this is a good book for those entering into the second half of life. Their outline for fitness and health is worth the price of admission, even for experienced health and fitness "nuts". If you are following a vegan or vegetarian approach to life, make note that they recommend dairy, fish, and other non vegetarian approaches to diet.
Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes, with the above statements and if possible the rating would be a 3.5.
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.
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