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Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy-Until You're 80 and Beyond [Kindle Edition]

Chris Crowley , Henry S. Lodge M.D. , Gail Sheehy
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Co-written by one of the country's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope, a guide to aging without fear or anxiety. This is a book of hope, a guide to aging without fear or anxiety. Using the same inspired structure of alternating voices, Chris and Harry have recast material specifically for women, who already live longer and take better care of themselves than men. New material covers menopause and post-menopause, as well as cardiac disease, osteoporosis, sexuality, and more.

This is the book that can show us how to turn back our biological clocks—how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance) and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. The key to the program is found in Harry's Rules: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules all together, based on the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work—and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness (skiing better today, for example, than he did twenty years ago), gives the just-as-essential motivation.

Both men and women can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, then continue to live with newfound vitality and pleasure deep into our 80s and beyond.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2296 KB
  • Print Length: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1 Reprint edition (10 Oct. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000UZJQB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,155 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HANDY REFERENCE AND A FINE MOTIVATOR 8 Jan. 2006
By Gail Cooke TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Using their recent bestseller "Younger Next Year" as a springboard, authors Crowley and Lodge now offer "Younger Next Year for Women." Obviously, there are different health issues to be addressed for the women and the authors have done so concisely, in easy to understand language, and with an optimum of encouragement.
As Gail Sheehy notes in her foreword, "Extraordinary...Use it as a kind of bible; reread a few pages now and then, to remind you of the central commandment: Jump in for the rest of your life."

And, according to the authors, the rest of our lives can be healthier, happier, thinner, and younger. Related in alternating chapters, Lodge and Crowley tell readers how to become functionally younger and learn to live like healthy, fit 50-year-olds when the candles on the cake say we're in our eighties or more.
We learn that 70% of what we normally refer to as aging is optional. In this category are signs of weakness, sore joints and apathy. Perhaps more importantly, we're told that 50% of all aging associated illnesses can be eliminated.. Sound too good to be true? Crowley and Lodge posit that what you have to do is follow the rules, which are
Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.
Do serious aerobic exercise for four days a week for the rest of your life.
Do serious strength training, with weights. (For how long? You guessed it - the rest of your life.)
Spend less than you make.
Quit eating junk!
Care.
Connect and commit.
Re the last rule the importance of being passionate about something is stressed. Can't summon passion? At least be very interested in - keep your mind alert. And, make friends, connect with other people.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 7 April 2010
By Gem
Format:Hardcover
I found this a 'wow' book. That was despite my initial apprehension; I agree with the negative review that the writing style of Chris is a bit 'homey' at first but stick with it and by the end he'll have grown on you. The technical chapters in between which were written by Harry, the doctor (gerontologist to be specific) were excellent and made total sense to me explaining scientific stuff to a non-scientific reader. I have read loads of books about healthy aging and for some reason I found this to be the best so far. They brush over the hormones side of things which I found a bit blase of them since this is a 'for women' book & it's like they've said 'ok now you are post-menopausal' and that therefore seemed to mean they could just draw a line there. But no matter what side of the menopause line you are on, if you are 40+ you will benefit greatly from this book. Just in terms of sheer motivation and getting some joie de vivre back in your life it is so worthwhile reading - I now feel compelled to krank up my exercise a good few notches and introduce a whole lot of new things into my life too. Time to wake up and take control of your quality of life NOW!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK 17 Feb. 2013
By EV
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book has a single message - that it's important to exercise every day once you get over 40. This seemed convincing. However, the style in which it was written was very annoying and I found that I was getting a tired of hearing the same thing by the time I was half way through. Some of the chapters were very rambling and repetitive and it seemed as though at least one of the authors had got carried away by his enthusiasm. It's probably worth reading once and then remembering the message.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Younger each day 16 Jun. 2006
Format:Hardcover
This is a good addition to the authors' previous book. It isn't the usual blah, blah, blah, but scientific information which amount to common sense. I am grateful to the authors for keeping me and my wife young at heart. I was happy to buy for my wife this book as "her own" copy, after we both extensively studied the original "Younger Next Year". Another great book that I highly recommend is "Can We Live 150 Year". In fact these two titles should be sold in one package.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every woman over 50 must read this book... 4 Mar. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend who said it had changed his life. Written in jolly American lingo makes it a slightly irritating read, but one must look beyond this as the facts are there on the pages for all to see. Chris is obviously bounding with health at 71 and Harry backs up the theory with medical facts. I for one will attempt to follow the regime, I can't think of anyone who can afford not to do the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Younger Next year 8 Mar. 2011
By Nossy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A very readable and informative book. I read it with great interest before giving it to an aged friend. She also found the style easy to read, humourous as well as providing up-to-date information on diet, exercise and the ageing process. Recommended.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A so-so self help book 7 Jan. 2012
Format:Paperback
There seems to be a rule that any self-help book with a blurb that says it "could change your life", won't do that, but might contain a few good tips, and this book is no exception.

My main criticism is that the authors make a healthy lifestyle seem so tough and demanding, and also expensive. If you are the kind of person able and willing to lead the recommended life-style, then you are probably already in possession of the information in the book. If not, then the book is likely to put you off trying to get fit.

Three of the seven rules, and most of the book, are about exercise. It is aimed at a readership of comfortably off middle-aged Americans and so advises joining a gym, taking up sports such as skiing, buying the best equipment, and giving yourself targets and rewards such as walking tours in exotic places and skiing holidays in Aspe; so tough luck, if you are on a low income and can't afford anything more than the pensioner discount at the swimming baths.

The authors' recommendations for weight lifting exercise twice a week is fairly moderate, but their recommendation for aerobic exercise, 4 days a week, with a goal of high-endurance aerobics of 85% of max heart rate for 45 minutes, is at the high end of current recommendations, particularly since this is advice for older adults.

However, you can get equally good advice for free, by looking at a website such as nhs.uk, but without the folksy anecdotes and lengthy scientific explanations.

Their advice on diet (the rule "quit eating crap") is less satisfactory. On the one hand they suggest that you should not diet to lose weight, because dieting doesn't work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hiss bump
Great book has changed my life in some ways promoting life as we get older and how to prolong it
Published 1 month ago by mandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book
Published 8 months ago by Julie Chenery
5.0 out of 5 stars Will do wonders for your future provided you take the ACTIONS as a...
I personally recommend this book very highly. Of course, you will only benefit if you take action to gain the health benefits of a fuller physically, socially & mentally active... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dr. Douglas Newberry
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
This book came highly recommended and of course i thought it was going to turn me into a highly active disciplined person. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ms F. E. Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought
I bought this book on the recommendation of a 40-something male colleague who had read the male version of the book. Read more
Published 12 months ago by beefley
5.0 out of 5 stars Younger Next Year: easy, entertaining read with serious message!
I run a 'Wellbeing4Life' group and this book is one recommended from our book list, as it is an easy entertaining read with a serious message!
Published 12 months ago by WellbeingWorks
4.0 out of 5 stars Hope springs eternal!
Quite a thick book - it could well take you a year to read it! Haven't yet read all of it but some interesting ideas so far.
Published 14 months ago by MRS K J LEYLAND
5.0 out of 5 stars My exercise bible!
This book inspired me to take up exercise. I recommend it to all my friends. Very sensible information and advice in a readable format.
Published 14 months ago by Maureen Mason
2.0 out of 5 stars Silly Tone of Voice Seems Patronising
I haven't got too far into this book. I've been put off by the salesman patois and over-enthusiastic, oozey tone of voice. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dr. K. E. Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars deliver and condition excellent
It was a very interesting book not much good to me as there was to much running and cycling ia m a walker
Published 22 months ago by Vickie Prichard
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