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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.”
Kirkus Reports
The New York Times
“One long, exuberant New Year’s resolution.”
The New York Times
The New York Times
“One long, exuberant New Year’s resolution.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565119291
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 10/23/2004
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged; 7.5 hours on 6 CDs
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 293,213
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 5.94 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


CHRIS CROWLEY, 73, is a former litigator (Davis Polk & Wardwell) who retired in 1990 to ski, sail, bike, play tennis, cook, write these books, and take his passion for them on the road.

HENRY S. LODGE, M.D., 46, is a board-certified internist who heads a 23-doctor practice in Manhattan and appears regularly in "Best Doctors in New York/America/World" surveys. He is a member of the clinical faculty at Columbia Medical School. He lives in New York City.

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.

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

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Take Charge of Your Body
The End of the World     3
A Report from the Front
The Truth
Getting a New Start
How's Your Wife?     17
Plan and Scheme and Get Ready
Hang On Tight
The New Science of Aging     27
"Normal Aging" Isn't Normal
Change on the Cellular Level
Decay Is Optional
Springtime on the Savannah
The Brain Chemistry of Growth
The Language of Nature
Stepping Out of the Crucible
Swimming Against the Tide     49
Make It Your New Job
Jump-Start the Sucker
Tap into a Passion
The Best People Hate Exercise
The Biology of Growth and Decay: Things That Go Bump in the Night     63
Exercise Is Healthy Stress
A Closer Look: The Messengers of Change
Play the Music
It's All About Circulation
Calling Off the Double Whammy
Life Is an Endurance Event: Train for It     81
The Man Who Couldn't Walk to the Mailbox
The Man in the Middle
So, What Kind of Aerobic Exercise?
Take Up One of the Healing Sports
A Dog Walking on His Hind Legs
Lying, Self-Abuse and Related Problems
A Word to the Weak and Uncoordinated
The Biology of Exercise     97
Pathways to Higher Energy
The Metabolisms of Hunting and Gathering
Distance, Not Speed
Pushing the Herd
Make It Happen
Showing Up
Getting Started
There Are No Limits
The Heart of the Matter: Aerobics     115
Long-Term Goals
The Utter Necessity of Getting a Heart Monitor
AOne-Hour Hike in the Mountains
Fight or Flight: Dodging Traffic
Powder Rules Apply
The Kedging Trick     135
The Serotta Solution
Pulling to Paradise
The General Rule of Gear
The High-Endurance Vacation
Going to Stowe: Real Men (and Women) at Play
A World of Pain: Strength Training     152
Hire a Trainer or Read a Book or Both
Some Tips
The Nursing Home Miracle and Other Payoff Stories
The Biology of Strength Training     165
A Single Step
The Brain-Body Connection
Slow-Twitch, Fast-Twitch
Doing It Right
The Balancing Act
Find a Strength Sport
The Ugly Stick and Other Curiosities     179
Whiten Your Teeth
Just Say No to Yasir Arafat
Adventures in the Skin Trade
Modern Dress and Related Concepts
Grumpy Old Men
A Chow's Tail
Slow Down. Look Both Ways. Repeat
Chasing the Iron Bunny     192
Don't You Lose a Goddamn Pound!     197
The God That Lied
Yes, Virginia, Calories Do Count
Look at the Pyramid
It Is Possible to Eat Fish
Lose Forty Pounds
Have a Picture of Yourself in Mind
Exercise and Weight
The Biology of Nutrition: Thinner Next Year     213
Exercise Against Decay
The White Foods
Fat for Fuel
Fat for Growth
Fat for Storage
What Can You Eat?
"The Drink"     230
Take Charge of Your Life
"Teddy Doesn't Care!"     239
The Limbic Brain and the Biology of Emotion     244
Fear and Anger, Love and Play
Parenting and Living in Packs
The Storyteller
The Dance of Life
Disconnect at Your Peril
Play like a Dog
Connect and Commit     266
Cuddle or Perish
Don't Retire at All
Using the Other Side of Your Brain
Make a Job Out of Your Social Life
Just Say "Yes"
Be the Organizer
Things That Go Bump in the Morning: The New Sexual Life     284
Relentless Optimism     292
Appendix
Harry's Rules     305
Author Notes     307
The Younger Next Year One-Size-Fits-All Exercise Program     319
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2005

    ENJOY YOURSELF, IT'S EARLIER THAN YOU THINK !

    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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