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

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Workman Publishing, Oct 10, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 380 pages
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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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User Review  - TromboneAl - LibraryThing

I read this book when I was 55 and followed it religiously for three years. I exercised vigorously six days per week. However, I later decided that six days per week were simply too many, and didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

Great tips on exercise and health in the last third of life. It wasn't til I was almost done with the book it became obvious that it was for men. But it was very readable with alternating chapters by the two authors. Recommend this for anyone retiring and/or over 60. Read full review

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Chris Crowley, a former litigator (Davis Polk & Wardwell), is the coauthor, with Henry S. Lodge, of the Younger Next Year books, and the coauthor, with Jen Sacheck, PhD, of Thinner This Year. Though in his eighties, he fully lives the life, skiing black diamonds and routinely doing fifty-mile bike rides. He and his wife live in New York City.
 

Henry S. Lodge, MD, FACP, listed variously as “One of the Best Doctors in New York/America/the World,” headed a twenty-doctor practice in Manhattan and was the Robert Burch Family Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

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