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Turn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men--as much fun to read as it is persuasive--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, healTurn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men--as much fun to read as it is persuasive--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 the 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.Welcome to the next third of your life--train for it, and you'll have a ball....

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

  • CX Dillhunt
    2019-03-17 08:07

    Reluctantly, I give this 3 stars; I hated reading it, and much is very poorly written & poorly presented from the large type to the rambling, repetitious chapters; I think Chris Crowley is pompous, sexist (read pig trying to hard at "guy talk"), arrogant & full of hot air, but perhaps just a great foil for Harry the MD; the research on the brain & cell deterioration is important...and a lot of the rest we've heard before...FOR THE GOOD PARTS EDITION: read Harry's Chap 18, "The Limbic Brain & the Biology of Emotion" & Chris's Chap 19 "connect & Committ" & their combined Chap 21 "Relentless Optimism" which is a good summary of the book combined with the first page of the Appendix which contains the magic 7 RULES as told throughout the book. This book kicked me in the butt, I took notes, but the key I think is I devised my own system & reduced it to my own 5 rules: EAT less, SLEEP more, EXERCISE everyday, PLAY well with others, & do NOW what you've always wanted to do!So, I must conclude: Thanks, Harry...thanks, Chris.

  • Bob Collins
    2019-03-06 11:59

    Terrific book. By a (then) 70 year old and his doctor. Really motivated me to get moving and start exercising again. I did and I am. What the doctor said that had most impact to me: 70% + of the affects of old age are voluntary! They can be mitigated by lifestyle changes.I decided I didn't want to sign up for the negative effects of getting older, so I've made the changes, loss massive amounts of weight, improved my eating habits and feel wonderful.The thing that Chris said that had the biggest impact on me: You have to think of daily exercise the same way you think of work - you just do it. You don't decide everyday whether or not you do it (work or exercise), you just get up and do it, because that is who you are and what you do.I made a decision in early November, 2010 that I will exercise EVERY DAY - and that is what I do (avg of 60 minutes a day!). And I love it!

  • Clif Hostetler
    2019-03-07 06:05

    This book is co-authored by two men. Henry S. Lodge, M.D. provides the level headed, scientifically sound, commentary while the other co-author, Chris Crowley, spouts out the "mano-e-mano" pep-talk targeted at the reader's male ego. I say male ego because this book is specifically aimed at men who are 50 or over contemplating retirement, growing old, and dying. The promise of this book is that if the male reader gets with the program they can live, as indicated by the book's subtitle, "Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond." The book is designed to motivate its targeted audience to (1) Exercise 6 days a week, (2) Eat a healthy diet, and (3) Connect to other people and commit to being passionate about something. The combination of the book's scientific and macho messages provides the psychological effect of a cheering crowd encouraging the reader to head for the gym, eat healthy, and be gregarious and passionate about life. The lessons are hammered into the reader's mind with Lodge being the teacher/educator and Crowley being the gym/life coach.A friend of mine, who didn't like the book, informed me that if one adds up all the expenses for the sport activities suggested by Crowley in this book that the total comes to about $20,000 per year. Well, it's true that Crowley says a lot of things that tend to be a bit over the top. But I blew that stuff off as hyper-motivational talk. There's a section of the book titled "Chasing the Iron Bunny" in which the book emphasizes the importance of living in retirement within your means. Regarding the subject of food, this book says "don't go on a diet" because they never work. Instead stop eating "crap" and eat appropriate serving sizes. This together with a physically active lifestyle will allow the body's weight to take care of itself. Then the book proceeds to contradict its own advice by telling the reader to not eat potatoes, rice and pasta because of the carbohydrates. That sounds like a diet to me. In general, I pretty much already comply with their recommended lifestyle (less expensive sporting activities). So I received much of their message as affirmation of things I'm already doing. But there were plenty of suggestions throughout the book that I will consider making part of my own life. But I think I'll continue eating potatoes, rice and pasta (as a part of a balance diet) in spite of the book's condemnation of carbohydrates.These authors also have published another version of this book aimed at women titled Younger Next Year for Women.The following is from the 2008 PageADay Booklover's Calendar:LIVE BETTERSeptuagenarian Chris Crowley, a former litigator, and internist Henry Lodge deliver their irresistibly upbeat philosophy just in time for baby boomers who want the golden years to be truly golden. Mixing accessible science and convincing personal testimony, the authors give an easy-to-follow blueprint for healthful, zestful longevity: keeping the body vital, even turning back the clock, and, equally important, exercising the mind and satisfying the need for social connection. The medical community and a legion of enthusiastic readers made this book a deserving bestseller. YOUNGER NEXT YEAR: A GUIDE TO LIVING LIKE 50 UNTIL YOU’RE 80 AND BEYOND, by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. (Workman Publishing, 2004)

  • Walt
    2019-03-21 13:49

    A friend (who unbeknownst to me hadn't read it) mentioned this book, I like to see what my friends are up to, so I read it. Wow, I was ready (as the jacket blurb warns), this book has changed my life. The wisdom of this book can be summed up as follows: 1. Engage in daily demanding physical activity-tell your body to grow. 2. Don't engage in daily demanding physical activity-tell your body to decay. 3. Choose. You'll notice that I didn't use the word exercise here, that was on purpose because this is not (as the authors submit and I confirm) and exercise or diet book. How can any book with a chapter title called 'Stop Eating Crap' really be called a diet book? Seriously. This book is best read with salt and a sense of humor. Written by a doctor (who from my lay perspective has some very interesting things to say about how our bodies work) and a raconteur, it's chapters alternate nicely between stories about living well after fifty (albeit sometimes with a wee bit extra testosterone-which is probably why they came out with the sequel for women) and what's going on under your skin. I admit, I've followed through on a variety of suggestions in this book and my personal results have been impressive, if I don't mind saying so myself, lol. Must reading reading for all humans over 50, especially those who have something left in the tank.

  • Jill
    2019-03-07 13:07

    I picked up this book at the library without realizing that it is specifically directed at men; however the advice is surely universal. I just noticed that there is a version directed at women, so I will be checking that one out next.As an aging baby boomer who is seeing the gradual decline of "middle age" (an age which I'm sure now lasts until 70), I'm interested in learning more about what I can do to halt the inevitable decline. By now, we've all watched our parents, aunts and uncles die off - sometimes due to a single dramatic health event (heart attack, cancer...), but more often it's an agonizing slow, dwindling series of losses - loss of balance, loss of memory, loss of hearing, loss of eyesight, loss of mobility, loss of the "love of life". More than anything, we want that process to be more like a cliff than a gradual dwindling.Crowley and Lodge team up in this entertaining and educational book to tell us how that can happen. There's no new science here, but there is plenty of good advice and supporting evidence for the claims, presented in an approachable and humorous manner. The "rules" are quite simple: exercise at least 6 times a week, stop eating crap and connect and commit. I know that I'm already following those rules to an extent; however after reading the book I've realized that I need to step up my game. More fruits and veggies daily, increase the intensity of exercise, get out more and involved in as many engaging activities as possible.The book should ideally be read by someone in their late 40's or early 50's, just as the relentless march of time is starting to have their effect on our bodies - metabolism slows down, the extra pounds creep on, the demands of family and career force exercise and caring for ourselves to take a back seat. But as Crowley repeats throughout the book, it's never too late to start !I've deducted one star because I felt that the material could have presented in a more concise and organized manner. Some chapters are quite repetitive of previously presented information. A few graphs and charts would have made it easier to understand resting heart rate and the various target heart rates so that everyone doesn't have to do the math themselves.

  • Elle Saverini
    2019-03-05 08:06

    Give this book to every man you care about. Period.Already confirms the way I've lived most of my life, and I look at least ten if not fifteen yrs younger than I am; (depends upon pt of reference)The best news is that even joint pain improves if one doesn't shy away from the challenge of exercise. Just bought my new Nikes today. Funny, but I keep hearing a voice in my head chanting, "10K, 10K, 10K..." (translation: a 10 kilometer footrace;) PS: I was 57 in August. Foto taken just 2 yrs ago in Greece ~ where I backpack each summer.

  • Brad Lyerla
    2019-03-12 13:49

    You don't need to read this. All you need to know is that there is compelling science showing that most of us can maintain the equivalent health and fitness of a 50 year old until we are 80 by exercising, eating better, having sex and being happy. The surprise is that an 80 year old can be every bit as fit as a 50 year old. But the authors swear it's true and cite a lot of data to support the assertion. One other surprise might be that you have to work out six days a week. Hard. And at least two of your work outs each week should include weight lifting. Less surprising, but also noteworthy is that you can eat meat. Lots of it if you like. What you shouldn't eat is bread, cereal, desert, pasta and other simple carbs. Green veggies and protein are preferred. Other veggies and fruit are good too, but in smaller amounts. There. I think that's it. Don't buy the book. Just change your life to do as I just outlined and you will be healthier than you imagined possible and enjoy a much higher quality of life as you age past 50.

  • Brian Morton
    2019-03-12 05:56

    While this book was meant for 50plus retirees, it shared valuable information on how you should live in order to ebb the incoming tide of aging. Basically it said there are four musts to staying young. 1. Exercise (at least 4 days of cardio, 2 days of weights a week)2. Don't eat things you know you shouldn't (fast food, trans fats, refined starches,etc)3. Be a part of a social group.4. Find something you are passionate about and do it. (unless it is binge drinking) The book delved into the science of why doing these things are so important and brushed upon how evolution is responsible. How the body is disconnected from the brain and the way we communicate with it is through exercise and proper nutrition. How there is actually good decay of our bodies which is caused by vigorous exercise and how it triggers growth.A quick read which was well worth it.

  • Jon Spoelstra
    2019-02-22 13:04

    This is probably the most important book I've read in the lasts decade. It talks plain sense on how to be younger next year. I adopted many of their suggestions with terrific results. I've also handed out this book to geezer friends of mine so that they won't give up golf because of getting old (I need their money). You can get it in paper or on Amazon Kindle. There's a separate edition for men and women. Buy it now so that you can have years reading all the fun books out there.

  • Chris Gager
    2019-03-14 12:08

    A gift from a fellow 12-stepper. Seems like something that will be of help, so I'll give it a shot.Wolf CREEK Pass in Colorado has a ski area, not WOLF Pass ...- Guy writes a bit like a modern day Bill W. - kind over elaborate and flowery. NOT a great writer(the civilian, not the doctor).- Next up, the doctor's story - AA'ers will recognize that!

  • T.S.
    2019-03-16 11:12

    This was a gift from my boss; otherwise, it would not be something I would read. That being said, I ended up being quite interested in the scientific evidence behind the methodology. Fortunately, the doctor provides this information. The other author is whack and tries to make his point through anecdotes and jokes. He really dragged the book down to one star for me and, ultimately, I ended up skipping the chapters he wrote, or for which he was credited.

  • Yodamom
    2019-03-19 13:04

    Healthy advice, nothing we don't all know eat right exercise, make smart choices, don't get stale

  • Norm
    2019-02-26 11:49

    I found a lot to like in this book, but I also have a problem with some its assertions, especially about exercise. On the positive side, I like the dual approach the authors take, alternating between Chris's lively - and often funny - pep-talks and Harry's cool presentation of the science supporting their recommendations. Both authors come across as genuinely interested in coaxing and cajoling the reader into taking positive action to improve his health (the book is geared mainly toward men in their 50's and up). I especially like the last section, which hammers home the importance of staying not only physically active, but intellectually involved and emotionally connected. In short, we need to be not only physically active, we also need to be interested in the world around us and to stay connected with the people in our lives. On the down side, I have serious doubts about the amount of exercise recommended in this book. Even though, as the authors clearly state, this is not an exercise book, they recommend long and vigorous workouts, using weights for strength, coupled with some form of aerobic exercise, such as swimming, running or skiing. All these exercises are great and they can work wonders. But, I think the levels of exercise endorsed by this book may put off some people, or lead others to push themselves too hard, resulting in injury or burnout. Probably the only thing worse than doing no exercise at all is doing too much exercise. In the last few years, I've seen many advertisements for joint-replacement procedures and they are often aimed at very active, middle-aged people. No doubt, many people suffer joint and back problems because they are either overweight or inactive, or both. But, I can't help thinking that many people need such treatments because they are pushing themselves to extreme levels of exercise. I still think moderation is best, especially over the long haul. While muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness are both extremely important, the authors basically ignore range of motion and joint-strengthening exercises. This seems to be common in today's exercise books. Without strong joints and a pain-free range of motion (as opposed to often-painful stretching), strong muscles and marathon-like stamina may only fool a person into thinking they are "fit", only to find their joints creaking as they age. Another point that may be off-putting to some readers is Chris' (admittedly) effusive praise for "real" athletes, such as some of his skiing friends. He doesn't include himself in this category, though. Many of the people he cites are in their 70's and 80's, so yes, they are truly impressive and they can be inspiring to all of us. But, I think this part of the book may cause some readers to even wonder why they should bother to start exercising, since they have no intention of reaching that level of competitive skill. Nor do you need ultra-expensive bikes. Fitness is, in my opinion, a consistent, life-long pursuit; a goal that can be reached every day, in moderation and with enjoyment. Being fit and healthy throughout one's life is not the same as being an "athlete" and is, in my opinion, a far better goal. Former Olympic Champions and professional athletes don't necessarily live any longer than the rest of us "mere mortals", nor are they always as fit and healthy, once they retire. To sum up, I think this book can be a great motivator for people who know they need to make some changes in their life. Harry and Chris can definitely convince and inspire you to start making those changes and they offer you some concrete guidelines on how to start. There is a Younger Next Year website and Chris has an interesting blog, also. On the other hand, my main concern is that some people who read this book may feel that it is way beyond them, so they won't bother to make any changes. That would be too bad. There is a huge gap (26.2 miles, in fact) between sitting on the couch all day and running a marathon. If you would like some alternative - and much easier - approaches to life-long health and strength training, I recommend "Sitting Kills, Moving Heals", by Dr. Joan Vernikos, "Chiang's Exercise", by Kam Chiang and "The Fat Old Man's Guide to Health and Fitness", 3rd Edition, by Marc Bonis. I believe these 3 books correctly demonstrate that you can be fit and healthy for life, with just enough time and effort required to fit a few, well-chosen exercises into your daily life.

  • Derek Grzelewski
    2019-02-26 13:45

    It is rare to write about a book years after it was originally published unless it is one that changed lives for better and for good. Three years ago a friend gave me a copy of Younger Next Year with a note “you must read this.” It turned out I was to be just one in the succession of the book’s owners because, after reading, I too passed it on to another close friend. My note was a bit longer: “you must read it, especially now that you’ve turned 50.” Younger Next Year is written as a dialogue between Henry Lodge, an American GP, and Chris Crowley, his one-time patient. Entering retirement, Crowley “let himself go,” and promptly found he could no longer do things he always enjoyed. As a retired lawyer he had the money, and the time, but his body started to give up. Lodge showed him how it didn’t need to be so, and offered a “get your life back” program. Crowley took it up and bounced back so vigorously both men decided to write a book about it all. Their central theme is simple: aging is natural, deterioration is not. There is a lot we can do to age gracefully and to avoid deterioration, and the key things are stopping to eat rubbish and exercise daily. This is nothing new, I hear you say, and you’re right. We all know what to do, we just don’t do it enough.Younger Next Year offers an inspiring program how to stop, perhaps even reverse the biological clock of your body, and it does it in a no-nonsense and highly readable way. It’s not about a new fitness fad or another miracle diet. I can attest to that because I’ve been following its suggestion ever since that first memorable read.My ski and mountain biking companion had just turned 61 and though I am 15 years his junior I can never keep up with him. I told him I look forward to being 61 so that I can be as fit as he is. You see, he is the guy who gave me the book.

  • Jeff Kelleher
    2019-03-15 13:14

    Worth reading even if you think you know it all.There are a thousand get-and-stay-younger books. Their core advice is mostly the same: don't smoke, exercise, eat right, be happy and engaged. The differences are in the target audience, the tone of the cheerleading, and the details.Here, the target audience is men in their 50s and up. The cheerleading tone is "between us guys." The rest of the core advice is also here, but there are some major departures in the details.First, exercise is held to be the trump-all measure. Rule No. 1 is "Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life," four days of "serious aerobics," and two days of "serious weight training." This comes from research that is new in the past twenty years. It turns out that exercise has dramatic effects on the body down to the cellular level, in ways that go beyond merely improving your heart rate and circulation: it triggers the "decay and growth" cycle that is chiefly responsible for rejuvenation.Diets? "They don't work." Don't waste your time and money. (Listen to the gasp in the self-help industry.) Instead, simply "quit eating crap"--sweets, fast food, saturated fat. That, and the exercise, will take care of weight much better.Nutritional supplements? The authors half-heartedly recommend a daily multivitamin. But otherwise, "supplements...have made absolutely no difference in any reliable scientific study." What? No new miracle substances? (Another gasp.)There is a lot of holistic lifestyle advice--take charge, strive, connect, have purpose, cuddle--that is not new. What is new (to me, at least) is the summary of recent research showing how profoundly emotion affects our physical well-being.The book is entertaining and has a hard-edged credibility that sets it apart. Worthwhile.

  • Tony
    2019-03-15 11:02

    I read this book at the recommendation of some of my fit Sigma Chi friends. So I borrowed a well used copy from our trainer at FIT in Farmington, Allen.The book is written by an MD and one of his patients, an older gentleman in his 70's who has changed his lifestyle by doing, among other things, vigorous exercise six days a week.The premise of the book is that our bodies are constantly either growing or decaying, even as we get into our 70's and beyond. And we can either be healthy and active into old age, or grow old in pain and misery. So to ensure that we're growing, the authors suggest 5 or 6 things we must do to stay young. The ones that stick out in my mind are: 1 hr of vigorous exercise 6 days/week, don't eat crap, keep your mind active, and continue to socialize (i.e., as you age, don't withdraw, but become more involved with other people). All the suggestions make sense to me.The only thing that sort of bothered my about the book is the 70 year old patient's (Chris Crowley)tone reminded me of Wilford Brimley; very old, sort of maverick and masculine, and matter-of-fact. I guess that's OK. And the MD based all his ideas around the idea that as humans we've evolved over millions of years and that we're just like all other mammals. Anyway, I agree with the six suggestions. SPOILER ALERT: Kathy, if you're reading this, I bought you "Younger Next Year for Women" since this one is so male oriented.

  • Andy
    2019-03-03 11:57

    Just finished "Younger Next Year" and found the information to be practical and knowledge based. Henry's rules are summed up neatly, in the appendix, as 1) Exercise six days as week for the rest of your life.2) Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life.3) Do serious strength training, with weights, two days a week for the rest of your life.4) Spend less than you make.5) Quit eating crap.6) Care.7) Connect and Commit.I have heard the rules in different forms and from different sources over the years but the science behind this added important detail and extra motivation to moving forward. Chris' input to the book provided evidence that it can be done. While the writing is easy to follow and informative I did at times find that Chris was writing for a target audience of his wealthy peers. I would love to take off on ski adventures, travel to Europe for cycling tours, or buy my own shell but these are beyond my means. Would love to have read more about Joe Average and his attempts to be younger next year.This is a very good book and worth reading especially for those like me, approaching 50, or those like my older brothers, in their 50s and beyond.

  • Eden
    2019-02-21 10:53

    This is a good book. Fairly short and easy to read though a bit dull at times. I guess it's aimed primarily at men in their 50s or older, but it's not like I couldn't use the advice as an out-of-shape 30-something. As for the advice, it's fairly simple but important and presented well. The biggest piece of advice is probably focused on regular exercise: 6 days a week of strenuous exercise for 45-60 minutes. I liked the reasoning behind the importance of exercise and how it is critical for keeping your body alive. Many Americans are basically killing themselves with a sedentary lifestyle. This part really sunk in for me and I realized my minimal efforts to add exercise to my life have not been enough. For that, this book was well worth my time and even though I only gave it 3 stars I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a kick in the pants to get more serious about his or her health.

  • Daryl Nash
    2019-03-06 12:07

    The target audience for this book are men 60-70, newly or soon to be retired, preferably from an executive or professional job. It is so baby boomer it hurts. Still, even though I'm outside the demographic, I found a few useful if not earthshattering tips in there. And Chris Crowley, the retired lawyer, has a voice that grates on my nerves often (though I'd somehow managed to find it almost endearing by the end). So how does it rate four stars? Well, it's smooth reading, so there's a lot to be said for that. Also, I'm in a place now so that it scratched the right itch for me. And lastly, the doctor's chapters spin such interesting layperson's stories of evolutionary biology relating to fitness that I was fascinated by them. I wish they'd gone into more detail, but according to the last chapter, they cut those "digressions" from the book. TL;DR It's a good no-nonsense diet and exercise (and overall wellness) book, with just the facts and no fancy shortcuts.

  • Linda
    2019-03-21 06:14

    I read the review of this book in the WSJ and was intrigued. Since reading the book, I've recommended it to many friends and purchased it for many family members. The clock is ticking - grab an hour of exercise, stop eating junk and find something to CARE about...every day. This book makes it easy to learn the physical and medical reasons why Harry's rules make a difference. Chris makes it fun to see the results of one patient taking his advice.Last week a 92 year old woman finished the Hawaii Marathon. You can find stories about the 82 year old female body builder with great pictures too. I'm way behind the curve but moving up to be sure.

  • Glennie
    2019-03-15 10:14

    My exercise coach loaned me his copy to read. Really enjoying it so far. It is very motivating as far as exercise is concerned. Best quote so far: "In twenty years, failure to exercise six days a week will seem as self-destructive as smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Two packs a day was normal when I was a kid. They finally moved that road and we're going to move this one." SIX days a week??? Is it possible? I'm making it 3 days a week now, in addition to the dog walks. Reading on,,,,Good book. Good advice.

  • Kconrad2k
    2019-03-09 10:46

    The authors list seven rules for staying healthy as you get older and slowing down the aging process. Harry, the doctor, provides the science that supports the rules and Chris talks about how he implements them. It's an enjoyable and important read especially for anyone over 50. I've really taken the first rule, "Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life," to heart and feel that it's made a positive difference in my well being.

  • Nathan Schwartz
    2019-03-08 08:02

    Bottom line: exercise. And don’t eat crap.All health books either say the same thing (because we all know what we need to do really) or else say something crazy (possibly entertaining, but probably not worth the time). So you should probably judge them on how motivational they are, and this one is pretty good.

  • Mike Laughlin
    2019-03-17 10:56

    Highly useful. Authors explain the "why" of key concepts, and I need that to buy-in. Fun, entertaining read. Complex ideas are clearly explained by going up and down the cognition scale. (ie. scientific explanations, but with "plain talk" discussions and real-life examples.) I pull it out and reread ... as there's a lot of good stuff, here. More than can be digested in one read.

  • Brent
    2019-03-21 13:14

    This book is to aging what "Amish Grace" is to forgiveness. I need to reread this book every 3 to 4 years to make sure that I stay on track as far as exercising, diet, strenght training and even social connection. Everyone over 50 needs to read this book. A GREAT book.

  • Doug Saunders
    2019-02-21 09:53

    Typical advice. Exercise regularly and eat properly. I liked the perspective of growing or decaying.

  • Hugs
    2019-03-01 12:58

    This book has changed my life, and I'm excited about what's to come!!!!

  • Alan Hartley
    2019-03-09 09:09

    Great book. Gift from my son's to their 68 year old dad. Motivational..

  • Bryce
    2019-02-22 10:10

    good solid practical advice.

  • Ronald Golden
    2019-02-26 14:07

    I do not normally read self-help books but this one was given to me by one of my clients so I gave it a read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It not only confirmed much of what I already knew myself, that exercise slows and can actually turn back the aging process for people in their 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond, but it also gives the science behind the theory. In fact the book, which is written by two authors, a 70 year old lawyer and an M.D., is written in an interesting manner. They each take turns at alternating chapters. The lawyer will write a chapter on how exercise slows a particular aspect of aging, then the M.D. gives you the science behind the claims in the chapter. The book is also written with a good dose of humor which had me laughing out loud a couple of times. I don't agree with everything in the book, mind you. Early in the book they seem (and maybe it's just the way I read it.) to insist that if you don't exercise "seriously" 6 days a week then you just wasting your time. Like I said, maybe it's just the way I read it but I don't necessarily agree with that. As a personal trainer, if I can get my client to exercise two days a week, that's better then nothing. Overall though I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. I agree with it way more than I disagree with and I will be recommending it to all my clients over 50.