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Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond Paperback – October 10, 2007
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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.Read more ›
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.)
The advice? Seven basic and fairly straightforward rules, beginning with exercise (6 days a week for the rest of your life) and ending with finding something to be committed to and excited about (for the rest of your life), with some talk about not eating crap and a few other recommendations in between. Simple to understand, but not so simple to do, maybe most especially that thing about working out 6 days a week, every week, until they carry you out. That's a tough pill to swallow for many of us, but the authors make a clear and convincing case that it can be a magic pill, a pill that can promote wellness and firmness into our 80s and beyond, and help most of us replace what might have been a frail and desperate old age with a vigorous, joyful "next third" of our lives.
And what a great job they do of making that case, not only in the sense of presenting a clear and persuasive argument, but also in presenting it in a witty, entertaining, but also very direct style. The authors are one doctor and one of his patients, and they alternate chapters, sort of a team-teaching style, where Harry, the doc, gives you the science, and Chris, the regular guy, talks about how the science plays out in your life, and has in his.Read more ›
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This book will get you thinking about (and more importantly working on) important lifestyle changes that will impact you as you age. A must read for women over 55.Published 8 days ago by Marie R.
If you are interested in your health, seriously interested, and want to be motivated to put in the effort to improve it, then read this book. You will be so glad you did. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Retta Brown
My orthopedist recommended this because I mentioned to him that going through menopause is CRAZY! Issue with weight gain, joint pain, etc. Read morePublished 22 days ago by C. Stone
A Doctor told me to get this book, so I did. good reading.Published 1 month ago by Henry H. Mccawley Jr.
A lot of verbage if they are preaching to the choir. Floridians tend to regard old age as something that happens "up north". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melody Champney
I haven't completely finished this book yet, but do enjoy the way it makes me think about my future!Published 1 month ago by Beth Vaughan