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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
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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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Crowley and Lodge rework their bestselling Younger Next Year (which targeted men) to address health and aging concerns for women. Former attorney Crowley's chatty voice alternates with internist-gerontologist Lodge's straightforward medical perspective. The authors promise that major lifestyle changes, including a six-days-a-week exercise regime, and a positive view of aging will make the "next third" of life—the stage after menopause—the most fulfilling. Because women live longer, are highly motivated for change and fear aging less than men do, the authors contend, they will reap great benefits from the program. Crowley and Lodge put their own spin on commonsense health essentials, with Lodge adding information on the latest antiaging breakthroughs. A variety of activities (biking, skiing, sailing, yoga) will likely make the intensive exercise plan more enjoyable. Although there is little new material, women may find the 71-year-old Crowley's cheerleading appealing—the old buddy tone of the previous edition is exchanged for that of a male "girlfriend"—and a great motivator not only for making lifestyle changes but for equating health with how one feels, not how one looks. (Jan.)
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“A must-read for women...Dr. Lodge and Mr. Crowley offer a very clear choice: Do you want the thirty years after menopause to be good years or not? And then they explain exactly how to achieve the better option.This is an excellent book, motivating, good-natured and honest.”
— Laura L. Forese, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer, New York–Presbyterian Hospital

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  • File Size: 1643 KB
  • Print Length: 428 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0761140735
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1 Reprint edition (October 10, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000UZJQB4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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289 of 294 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Puts a Fire in your tailpipe to get up and go January 3, 2007
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I read Dr. Lodges and Chris Crowley's book and it changed me forever. I first saw these two authors on CBN and then ordered the book, "Younger Next Year for Women". What I like about this book in terms of its style and reading is that it is balanced between Dr. Lodge's biology and DNA subject matter and Chris Crowley's shoot from the hip style. Yes, they do advocate exercise, but nothing so mundane as you find in typical exercise or motivation books. Nothing in any other exercise book ever woke me up like this book. More than just another exercise or fitness book, this book explains why and how we age, why we get fat, why and how we program our body and cells to die instead of grow. This book explains how our modern life style has confused the programming of our body and caused us to get fat, grow old, get stiff, get diseased and finally die. These things don't just happen to us - we cause them to happen! That's right, we program our DNA and cells to age and die by our life style and activity, or lack thereof, which tells our body what to do with the next generation of cells. It also goes into what our bodies were designed for and how to work in harmony with that perfect design to obtain optimum performance. Once I learned this, I suddenly became aware that I had been setting my body up to die, day by day, one dead cell after another. I changed in the instant I read the first couple of chapters. This book is a real eye opener and instead of motivating you to do push ups or do this or that, this book integrates the whole life system of human evolution and biology and social attitude based on the design and makeup of the human genetic machine. It puts you on the right track to do what your body and cells were made to do and to do it well for a long and healthy life. Read more ›
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186 of 198 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best is yet to come!!! July 26, 2006
Format:Hardcover
I can't even count the number of self-help books I have read. I have a degree in holistic science. I "know" all the things we are supposed to do. But having come thru a particularly tough phase in life, including the loss of a committed relationship, two cross country relocations and two job changes all within the last 5-6 years, I hit the age of 60 wondering, where did all the time go? what do I do now? is it true, as I always believed, that it is "never too late"? While I was pondering those questions, the age of 61 rolled around, and all of a sudden I felt everything from the last few years finally took its toll. I tried adding up the positives: I finally live in my most favorite place; I am consistently thought to look younger than I am; I work for a wonderful organization that serves a great cause; I have had amazingly good health and I am the only one I know past 60 who has no aches nor pains; I ran a half-marathon this spring; I have great friends; I have a meaningful spiritual life. Yet I still felt like I had run out of luck, and the downhill slide was before me.

I am literally driving my car around with three crates of books I need to get rid of, but somehow I got captured once again by a book club that offers those 5-6 books for 99 cents. One of the clinchers was the title of this book. I thought, how crazy can I be - falling for a title like that?!

Earlier this week my book package came, and last night I read almost this whole book (I recommend reading Part II well before you finish Part I, it is totally inspirational). The two-generational perspective of Chris and Harry is unique; Chris' wit and his own story often fool the reader into thinking it's the voice of the younger one.
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75 of 83 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Motivating Book July 29, 2007
By Cate
Format:Hardcover
Chris and Harry tag-team throughout this book to provide good information and inspiration. As other reviewers have stated, most of the information isn't new, but it's said in a way that makes it relevant and useful. And Chris is a jolly role model for all of us.

I'm not sure why this book motivates me when I already knew much of the information in it. Maybe it was the ongoing (relentless) mention of aging as decay in the US. Or pounding home the point of how much control we have over how we age. Or maybe just wanting to have fun being 71 like Chris. (My mom, 78, has heart disease. Her sister died at 71 and her other sister, 69, has cancer.)

I love the dead honest tone of this book. No diet plan, no recipes, no Kumbaya, no gimmicks - just straight talk with some humor thrown in.

A bit of criticism: I wish they had added a female author for this book. Getting the male perspective on female aging was usually fine, but sometimes seemed lacking. Chris and Harry could quote statistics and give examples, but they really don't know. (Notable difference between reading Gail Sheehy's books on menopause and female aging, and reading this book.)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good stuff, but not up to the full hype! September 27, 2007
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This book gives advice and encouragement to women who have falsely come to believe that deterioration comes with age and there is nothing we can do about it. I enjoyed it and sometimes recommend it just for some parts of it and the main idea, but I still want to make the following comments: it belabored the value of exercise to the point where I felt like shouting "OK, I get it, I get...we need to exercise!". In a way, I kept waiting for the book to also talk about OTHER things too, but really this was the sum total focus of the book. I also thought that it would have been nice if the authors included some women doctors' perspectives too (it was weird getting all that advice on how we women should live our lives from two men who constantly refer to how they live theirs). I felt that the recommendation (strongly and repeatedly given) to exercise for HOURS a day, every day preferably, was fine for the retired author of the book who, as another reviewer also mentioned, was spending ALOT of time doing things that are not easily affordable by the average woman. He obviously has a huge amount of vacation/play time to enjoy high-end exercise, like biking trips and skiing trips...but that's not realistic for the kinds of lives most women, age 50-60 at least, really live in today's world (lives filled with the time demands of jobs combined with children, homes, care of elderly parents, grandchildren, etc.). It may be that this much exercise is what is really needed to turn back the clock, but I'm hoping that's not true- since so few of us have THAT much time to devote to exercise (the authors seemed to think that if you had your priorities straight, you'd find the time). The authors did convince me that one needs to add strength training to cardio training, and that cardio training is not enough. Just that knowledge and conviction alone may make me (and you) 'younger next year', if we actually do what is recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy end to their journey
A most have book for those wanting to have a healthy, active, happy end to their journey. Good advice. Read more
Published 1 day ago by truthbtold
5.0 out of 5 stars I am not yet up to 6 days a week ...
I am not yet up to 6 days a week of exercise but I am now between 3 & 4. . .I'm already much younger; Don't have to wait until next year!!!!
Published 2 days ago by Elaine W Gordon
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Can hardly wait to start reading this!
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Published 4 days ago by joanne coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars You can do it!
Excellent! The back and forth between the two writers provided humor and informative doable healthily choices we all must make to insure a good quality of life into our 90's.
Published 6 days ago by Heather Rugel
5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life.
This book changed my life. I was sitting in a Barnes and Noble killing time one Saturday in Boulder CO. I picked up this book and was flipping through it. Read more
Published 7 days ago by A. M. May
4.0 out of 5 stars ... book will inspire you to move more and feel better about aging
This book will inspire you to move more and feel better about aging. I highly recommend it!
Published 8 days ago by Diane from Syracuse
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone approaching 50 or older should read this. If ...
Everyone approaching 50 or older should read this. If you want to stay active and healthy, here is the road map.
Published 12 days ago by A. Fleming
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Great book.. BUy IT!! its a must read!
Published 16 days ago by teresa peragine
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice refresher course.
The book has lots of great information but very little that I didn't already know. It was a good refresher course on the importance of exercise, eating the right food,... Read more
Published 20 days ago by dgabriel10
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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. The author is a contributing expert to HealthCentral.com. He lives in New York City.

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