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 am a 43 year old physician and I found this book to be very informative, educational and motivational. I am recommending it to all of my friends and some patients. I am only giving it 3 stars because of the painful over the top reading of the parts for Chris Crowley. This book has co-authors and the person reading the Chris Crowley parts is so painful to listen to that I bought the book so I could read his portions of the book. The reader for Mr. Crowley is overly dramatic and ruined HIS portions of this book for me. However if you can get through the book, you will do yourself a big favor. The results are amazing.
And Funny too! I am a 54 year old woman. I've been working out about 6 days a week .. every week since I was 21....so as the book says I don't look 54. But I have been suffering from burn out the last few years. Over 30 years of going to the gym...can't I catch a break? This book got me excited again. It provided me with reasons to keep going and I loved his naration. I found it well written, funny, and I intend to listen to it again as soon as I finish.
Despite the fact that this book is very deliberately directed at men, I found the information of great value and well presented. Too bad that there is a lot of "man to man" talk, which I found slightly embarrassing. Still, with grain of salt, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to my female friends. Well worth the listen!
Believe it or not, I've purchased 30 of these CD sets. I found it to be that good. Basically, this series gives you the knowledge of how to get functionally younger at 50 for the next five years and maintain that level of fitness until your mid 80's.
The information is clear and well explained.
I bought so many sets because I gave them to people and made the CDs available in the church that I pastor.
Highly advised that anyone interested in overall well being get this.
Crowley and Lodge should take this show on the road. They are that good!
This is the best narration of helpful material I have experienced as an Audible subscriber.
When humor and commonsense collide, learning takes place and I learned a lot from this listen. I espcially enjoyed the historical perspective of our ancestors strolling through the Savanah in Spring and how we can tap-into that energy in this hectic, stress-filled, super-sized 21st Century.
In short, this is a powerful, motivating, entertaining, and interesting listen. It will make you laugh . . . and think . . . and take action.
I'm a 51 year old woman and found it extremely motivational. I have gone to the gym for most of my life and this book helped me understand why heart rate, nutrition and good relationships are so important.
I have also changed up my routine since reading the book and I am having better results for my age.
Chris's language is a bit gritty, but I'm sure you men will appreciate that. I do wish there was more for women in it.
Love the narrators, love the concept - folks have been telling me this same stuff for years, but this is written in a down to earth understandable style that finally puts it into perspective. Only downside is: this version is ABRIDGED! Offer the unabridged version and I'll buy it again!
One of the best books on fitness and health I've read. The authors discuss why we grow and why we decay -- has a lot to do with our precarious life on the open savanah in Africa. Exercise signals our primitive brain that it is time for the hunt -- build bone, build muscle, build circulatory capacity, get ready for action. Inactivity tells our primitive brain that winter is upon us -- slow down, eat a lot, shut down unnecessary functions, etc. So in evolutionary terms, our modern, sedentary life is constant "winter." The book is full of practical advice and is entertaining -- I think the combo of patient/physician is a great one.
Bill Yarberry, Houston, Texas
Disappointment. Some of the info and ideas could have easily applied to both men and women but the book was really written to appeal to and specifically for men. The tone and manner of the authors and narrators were 100% old boy. That should have been made clear in the review.
Funny interplay between Harry and Chris, profound advice. Would love to write more, but Now I have to go to my workout...
Both narrators sound like used-car salesmen and come across as smug, insincere, conniving and with an agenda. There are a few golden nuggets hidden in the book, but really only enough to fill a few pages and the rest seems to be a waste. I would not recommend this audiobook at all
The narration is annoying. The two voices sound like they are from beer or toothpaste commercials. Totally artificial and disingenuous
There are some nuggets up to the point I couldn't take any more. Exercise more regularly, eat more healthy food, be bold and join groups. Hmmm
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