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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

  • 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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  • Bob
  • CT
  • 03-26-05

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.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • CM
  • 10-20-16

Exercise

To sum it up, exercise at least one hour a day, six days a week and don't eat junk food. Darwinist propaganda.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Must read for men over 55

A perfect blend of medical science, friendly encouragement and good sense to motivate you to be your best self. This book provides the tools to help you really enjoy the rest of your life

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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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Nothing New

Would you try another book from Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge and/or Don Leslie and Rick Adamson ?

Not Really

What was most disappointing about Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge ’s story?

I heard absolutely nothing new in this book.

How could the performance have been better?

Many sections were performed as if the reader were talking to a group of semi senile old folks.

Any additional comments?

Unless you've been living in a cave for the past 10 or 15 years, you won't hear anything new in this book. Although there was a brief moment of inspiration at the beginning, the rest of the book was a re-hash of what I hear in the news every day

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great book, better now that I am over 50

What did you love best about Younger Next Year?

It gave practical real life examples on ways to live a healthier life for the rest of my life. Very encouraging.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the anecdotal as well as the science. I could see and feel the benefits.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he was climbing the ladder to go to bed with this lady and all he wanted to do was to go to sleep. That just made me laugh. Let's just say I flew overseas once and just wanted to go to bed (sleep) and was wondering how to get out of my husbandry duties without getting into trouble.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was in the gym working out and people were wondering why i was laughing so much. I really enjoyed the humor in the story telling.

Any additional comments?

Great read, I have passed it on to my friends and since it is audio book I will listen to it many more times this upcoming year.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love the book, hate the narrator's voice for Chris

If you could sum up Younger Next Year in three words, what would they be?

Changed my life. I found that for years I had been exercising enough to make me tired but not necessarily stronger.

I had it as an e-book then ordered the Audible version to listen to for inspiration. Stopped doing that when I heard "the voice." Smarmy, just icky. Especially disappointing since I found the written words of Chris Crowley engaging and funny.

What did you like best about this story?

Great pairing of science with the practical. Learned things I never even thought of.

How could the performance have been better?

Just don't use a used car salesman voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Couldn't bear listening to it, even in small doses.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Younger next year

Would you consider the audio edition of Younger Next Year to be better than the print version?

Brilliant audio - enjoyed it thoroughly.
Listening to it for a 2nd time.
Recently bought the kindle Younger next year for Women.
Cant wait to start reading it.

What did you like best about this story?

The humour

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh

Any additional comments?

Would love to listen to more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nothing New. Lame comment from Chris Crowley.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Insightful info on anti-aging

Has Younger Next Year turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, I'm very disappointed

How could the performance have been better?

Insightful info on anti-aging

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Younger Next Year?

Everything from Chris Crowley together

Any additional comments?

Wow, what a rip-off. I don't often write review but this audiobook is such a disappointment despite all the good reviews. I like to listen to the doctor's side more than that nasal voice of Chris. He has nothing useful in the field of anti-aging to offer. This book is directed toward 50-60 years old sedentary life people who never lift a weight in his/her entire live. The comment on how to lift a weight is highly insulting and is very lame. He also encourage people to look like an endurance athlete like Lance Armstrong and not a "body-builder" like Mike Tyson. Did you get it? Mike Tyson is not a body-builder, moron. Mike Tyson is used to last 7-8 rounds of boxing. That requires a lot of endurance. The reason Mike Tyson physique looks less ideal than Lance Armstrong is because he is only 5'8 whereas Lance Armstrong is over 6'0. This has nothing to do with body-building or endurance exercise.

I'm shocked to see someone like this who has nothing new to offer to be brazen enough to write a book and make millions of dollars off from it. I want my 1 credit back.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • ANDRÉ
  • ORLANDO, FL, United States
  • 03-22-14

Simple message well delivered

The story goes like that: an old guy goes to a doctor that says that he can get younger next year. And the old man believes, start doing exercise regularly, eating right and improves his life. The doctor explains the biological basis, the old man talks about the impact in his life. The story is fun to listen and both narrators are great. I started to recommend this book to my older patients.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful