Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
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Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

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by Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge, Rick Adamson, Don Leslie
     
 

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Turn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men—as much fun to read as it is persuasive—Younger Next Year draws on the very latest science of aging to show how men 50 or older can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, and continue to live like fifty-year-olds until well into their eighties. To enjoy life and

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Turn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men—as much fun to read as it is persuasive—Younger Next Year draws on the very latest science of aging to show how men 50 or older can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, and continue to live like fifty-year-olds until well into their eighties. To enjoy life and be stronger, healthier, and more alert. To stave off 70% of the normal decay associated with aging (weakness, sore joints, apathy), and to eliminate over 50% of all illness and potential injuries. This is the real thing, a program that will work for anyone who decides to apply himself to "Harry's Rules."Harry is Henry S. Lodge, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine and preventive healthcare. Chris Crowley is Harry's 70-year-old patient who's stronger today (and skiing better) than when he was 40. Together, in alternating chapters that are lively, sometimes outspoken, and always utterly convincing, they spell out Harry's Rules and the science behind them. The rules are deceptively simple: Exercise Six Days a Week. Eat What You Know You Should. Connect to Other People and Commit to Feeling Passionate About Something. The science, simplified and demystified, ranges from the molecular biology of growth and decay to how our bodies and minds evolved (and why they fare so poorly in our sedentary, all-feast no-famine culture). The result is nothing less than a paradigm shift in our view of aging.Welcome to the next third of your life—train for it, and you'll have a ball.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
“One long, exuberant New Year’s resolution.”
The New York Times
The Washington Post
"Brain-rattling, irresistible, hilarious. If you're up for it...[this book] could change your life."
—The Washington Post
From the Publisher

“One of our highest recommendations so far on growing old gracefully . . . Dr. Lodge, a prominent M.D., focuses on developments in cellular and evolutionary biology. Crowley, his guinea pig, is a firm believer in Dr. Lodge’s science and very good at convincing the reader that, if you’re a fifty-year-old man, you’d be an idiot not to start following the rules as soon as possible. . . . Should be read avidly by anyone growing older as well as forward-thinking youngsters.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565119291
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
10/23/2004
Edition description:
Abridged; 7.5 hours on 6 CDs
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,323,335
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“An extraordinary book . . . it is easy to read, the science is right, and if one follows Henry Lodge’s and Chris Crowley’s recommendations, both mental and physical aging can be delayed. I wish my patients would follow their advice.”
— K. Craig Kent, M.D., chief of vascular surgery, New York–Presbyterian Hospital
Craig K. Kent

“An extraordinary book . . . it is easy to read, the science is right, and if one follows Henry Lodge’s and Chris Crowley’s recommendations, both mental and physical aging can be delayed. I wish my patients would follow their advice.”

Meet the Author


RICK ADAMSON's voiceover credits include industrials and commercials for radio, television, and audiobook recordings, including The Secret and Younger Next Year.

Chris Crowley is Dr. Lodge's 80-year-old patient—the relentless drum-beater for YOUNGER NEXT YEAR and the living proof that Harry’s Rules work: It is possible to turn back the biological clock.

DON LESLIE has appeared on and off Broadway as well as in over fifteen feature films and various episodic television shows. He is an accomplished audiobook narrator and also voices commercials, on-air narrations, and movie trailers.

Henry S. Lodge, MD, FACP, a board-certified internist, is listed variously as "One of the Best Doctors in New York/America/the World." He heads a 20-doctor practice in Manhattan and is the Robert Burch Family Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

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Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the anti-aging books I've seen, this is one of most laid back and entertaining. It's written by two guys. Harry, the doctor, covers the science aspects of aging, while the other guy, Chris, talks about applying the info.

The book is centered around "Harry's Rules." These are seven rules for the reader to follow. They include such things as "Quit eating crap" or "Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life." While they might seem to be basic pieces of information, they are sound advice and have some science behind them.

All-in-all, I found this to be a very informative and amusing book and I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a book on aging. The realistic key here is not to go into things thinking you're going to STOP the aging process, rather think of SLOWING DOWN the aging process. Aging readers may also find Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff helpful as 54% of people over the age of 60 get a torn rotator cuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a very good book for anyone concerned about aging. We get more aware of our age at the time of retirement. Switching from a daily-work routine to a totally new idea of all-time-holidays is often not as pleasurable as we expected thirty or more years before. At that difficult time, it is very helpful to focus on the Four Pillars of Longevity as suggested by the authors of the book: 1. Six-times-a-week exercising. 2. Eating for nutrition, not for any other reason. Focusing on fruits and vegetables. 3. Avoiding boredom, developing your hobbies. 4. Connecting with many other people - creating a solid circle of friends. The book provides some good medical background for these readers that like to understand why certain things are happening. Another book well worth reading is 'Can We Live 150 Years'. It is the Body Maintenance Handbook, as the subtitle states. I like the common sense approach that is prevalent throughout the pages. Some of the author's ideas, for obvious reasons are similar to the ones presented by Crovley and Lodge, but on the whole it is a totally different book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the anti-aging books I've seen, this is one of most laid back and entertaining. It's written by two guys. Harry, the doctor, covers the science aspects of aging, while the other guy, Chris, talks about applying the info..... The book is centered around 'Harry's Rules.' These are seven rules for the reader to follow. They include such things as 'Quit eating crap' or 'Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.' While they might seem to be basic pieces of information, they are sound advice and have some science behind them..... All-in-all, I found this to be a very informative and amusing book and I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a book on aging. The realistic key here is not to go into things thinking you're going to STOP the aging process, rather think of SLOWING DOWN the aging process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One has to only pick up a newspaper or magazine to read about yet another luxury retirement center being built. And, they do mean upscale. Recently there was one featured that had a concierge, gourmet cuisine, a valet and, as one resident stated, 'They even change the light bulbs for you!' Well, with such a posh existence awaiting it's incumbent upon us to live longer, stronger and healthier lives. Your resource for such a goal, according to authors Crowley and Lodge, is 'Younger Next Year.' If you have as much fun listening as the voice performers evidently did reading, you'll be quite pleased. Both Don Leslie and Rick Adamson performed with contagious enthusiasm and all around bonhomie. Author Crowley is a former litigator who retired some 15 years ago to enjoy life and his wife (not necessarily in that order). Lodge is an internist whose specialty is healthcare and preventive medicine. Thus, 'Younger Next Year' is a blend of scientific information and what really amounts to common sense. We're instructed to exercise, eat what's good for us, socialize, and be actively interested in something. My one caveat is that this book is addressed to men - what about advice for the distaff side of the family?
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Don't waste your money.... it is the same old thing... nothing new... if you go camping it will work for a butt cleaner.....
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exerciseat63 More than 1 year ago
Can't say enough good about this book. How important it is to work out 45 minutes every day. No excuses. Best life changing book I have ever read. I bought 7 books for my best friend and (family I really care about). Also bought Younger Next Year For Women.
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EdPA More than 1 year ago
I read this book the first time about 18 months ago. It changed my behavior. I started exercising, eating better and lost 20+ pounds. Then I flunked a nuclear stress test, and needed a quadruple bypass. I am doing well. And I truly believe that I came through it better because of the action that this book motivated me to take.
Geoff_in_Duluth More than 1 year ago
Even though this book is targeted at men ages 50-70, and I'm not QUITE there yet (although I can see 50 through the windshield closer than 40 through the rear-view mirror), this book was a VERY worthwhile read. It contains both interesting and up-to-date medical insights into aging as well as motivation to help you prevent as much aging occurring as possible. It's VERY well-written and exceedingly straight-forward and to the point. Don't expect to be treated with kid gloves. Basic rule - exercise hard 45 minutes a day 6+ days a week for the rest of your life.
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GymratGC More than 1 year ago
An easy fast read with lots of informative information. Motivates, inspires and provides the rationale to exercise on a daily basis to stay fit and lead a healthy life.
janpar More than 1 year ago
I was given this book for Christmas, and have now bought it for several friends. I found it to be the inspiration I needed to change my life!
davepugh More than 1 year ago
It does a great job of explaining what's going on with your body when you are exercising. It helps motivate you to get going or keep going. It is amusing that's not a bad thing either. I have recommended it to everyone I know who understands english. You will find that it will help virtually anyone you know who is experiencing health issues. These guys are just terrific.
JoeA More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to anyone that is 60 years old or older. And it would not hurt anyone to get a headstart on this very important issue to every human out there. If you want to be around to for awhile and be a highly functioning and greatly contributing member of your family, your community, your city, your county, your state, your country, and the world at large, then I believe this is the fundamental text book on how to get started and how to maintain, and possibly even succeed at ever increasing goals of fitness and physical (and mental and emotional) well being. A wonderfully informatve and entertaining read.
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salRE More than 1 year ago
Good book, lots of advice to last in good shape
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Diet and exercise. Thanks for the insight. Of course there is the obligatory reference to our ancestors on the African Savannah and Darwin, but unless you like reading anecdotal stories of friends, relatives and patients making miraculous physical transformations due to Lodge & Crowley's "system" don't waste your money.
Autgbm More than 1 year ago
A very good basic to advanced approach to getting your body and mind into shape thinking forward to when you will be 85yrs young. Your body can heal a lot of the mistakes we've made along the way and this book gets into this and what you need to do to hold back the tide. I'm normally not a book reader unless it's Science Ficton or a technical book but this book was easy reading and I couldn't put it down. My only issue with this book is that it was written by some one who believes in evolution and I'm sure our body's didn't evolve but was made as the Bible defines.