Drawing on the latest science of revolutionary biology, Younger Next Year shows men fifty or older how they can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, and continue to live like energetic fifty-year-olds until well into their eighties. The secret? “Harry's Rules”—deceptively simple, highly motivational rules like exercise six days a week; eat what you know you should; connect to other people; and commit to feeling passionate about something. Bringing together the doctor behind “Harry's Rules” (Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) and his seventy-year-old patient (Chris Crowley, the outspoken reporter in the trenches) Younger Next Year welcomes readers to the next third of life. Train for it, and you'll have a ball.
Eat right. Exercise daily. Sure you've heard it before. What this book does is explain 2 things: Why we are this way from an evolutionary stand point, and what you can look forward to if you follow the advice or not. It's not just about living longer, it's about whether you want to be miserable in your retirement as your body slowly decays into nothing, or whether you can prolong a healthy and active life well into your 70s and 80s. As someone who needs to understand the answer to the question "Why?" this book was very informative and entertaining to read. Most importantly it has helped motivate me to lose 60 pounds and pushed me on a quest for healthier living in order to have a better life and serve as a better role model for my kids.
Everyone should read this book.
It is the first book of it's kind that actually motivated me to dust off the old bicycle, get on it and actually ride... everyday for the rest of my life!!
There's a million procedures, vitamins, lotions & potions to keep our hearts ticking far into our 90's, but for what, to sit staring blindly at a tv screen or out a window incapable of walking without assistance? No thank you.
I got kids and future grandkids that get to enjoy my pearls of wisdom and babbling inanities for way too many years to come. They got Chris and Henry to thank (or blame) for that... what a great ride and I'm looking forward to every minute of it!