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Younger Next Year: A Man's Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

Abridged Audiobook

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: January 2005

Duration: 7 hours 40 minutes


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 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.


  • Steve Y

    This is less a review and more just a "head's up." I had to bail out on this one. The good doctor bases his theory on "theory". Specifically, what he believes is based on "evolution," and if the term "Darwinian" was used once it was used a thousand times. With all his education, practice, and research, you might think, perhaps, he would come to the conclusion that this unique structure we call a body is pretty darn intelligently designed; not a "hocus-pocus" act of random events. Believe what you will at your own peril, but if you figure your uncle was not a monkey, you might want to pass on this one, too. Zero stars is the real rating I'd give.

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  • TODD G

    Well... let me say this. I found the narrators smooth and entertaining. But more importantly I found the content brilliant. First to those who have a problem with the Darwin thing. I personally believe that God and his works are so far beyond human comprehension it would be easier for a housefly to locate a short on a CAN bus networking system. So how about this. The human race is so meticulously perfect that yes we had a maker and a design. But as a master chef make a mouth watering dish from so many smaller ingredients, perhaps God, when he made the very first single cell bacteria had man in mind. Letting the Velda emerge, adapt, fight and die to give way to stronger reflections of the first design. The "ingredients " if you will that God intended all along to build the most perfect beings that we are today. This book taps into the basic needs of us all to assure the best quality life possible. That's why not only exercise and eliminating processed foods is imperative, well sometimes pizza it's pretty cool though, is The only way, without the human contact and love For one in other and associating and interacting and connecting, it's just another work out book. It's the last part that makes it real. After all isn't that what love thy neighbor was all about? Give this book a chance it will change your life. It will save your life.

  • Reed

    I was not excited about this book although a friend recommended it. I really enjoyed reading it and can see some improvements that have made my life more fun.

  • Buzz

    This was a great book for those who wonder how to get fit and stay fit after middle age. This book changed the way I worked out and my attitude about aging. I'm age 55 and once was 330 pounds. Now I'm about 185 and run a couple of miles a day and hit the gym most days of the week. YNY helped with some significant suggestions, and eight rules. Sure, a lot is common sense; eat less, move more. But the autobiographical tales and the medical science are combined entertainingly.

  • DAS

    Excellent book. Motivating, compelling, informing. I even bought a paper copy after listening to the CDs so that I could review the information again. If you've ever wondered exactly why you should exercise more, eat better, etc., this book explains with just enough science so that you say, "now I see!" - which in my case, makes it easier for me to be motivated to take better care of myself. The book is geared towards men in their late 40s, 50s, or 60s.

Younger Next Year: A Man's Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

by Henry S. Lodge, M.D., Chris Crowley

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Younger Next Year: A Man's Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond, Henry S. Lodge, M.D., Chris Crowley