Synopses & Reviews
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, 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.
“One long, exuberant New Year’s resolution.”
— The New York Times The New York Times
“One of our highest recommendations so far on growing old gracefully . . . Dr. Lodge, a prominent M.D., focuses on developments in cellular and evolutionary biology. Crowley, his guinea pig, is a firm believer in Dr. Lodges science and very good at convincing the reader that, if youre a fifty-year-old man, youd be an idiot not to start following the rules as soon as possible. . . . Should be read avidly by anyone growing older as well as forward-thinking youngsters.”
— Kirkus Reports
"Brain-rattling, irresistible, hilarious. If you're up for it...[this book] could change your life."
—The Washington Post The Washington Post
“An extraordinary book . . . it is easy to read, the science is right, and if one follows Henry Lodge’s and Chris Crowley’s recommendations, both mental and physical aging can be delayed. I wish my patients would follow their advice.”
— K. Craig Kent, M.D., chief of vascular surgery, New York–Presbyterian Hospital
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.
About the Author
RICK ADAMSON's voiceover credits include industrials and commercials for radio, television, and audiobook recordings, including The Secret and Younger Next Year.Chris Crowley is Dr. Lodge's 80-year-old patient—the relentless drum-beater for YOUNGER NEXT YEAR and the living proof that Harry’s Rules work: It is possible to turn back the biological clock.DON LESLIE has appeared on and off Broadway as well as in over fifteen feature films and various episodic television shows. He is an accomplished audiobook narrator and also voices commercials, on-air narrations, and movie trailers.HENRY S. LODGE, M.D., 46, is a board-certified internist who heads a 23-doctor practice in Manhattan and appears regularly in "Best Doctors in New York/America/World" surveys. He is a member of the clinical faculty at Columbia Medical School. He lives in New York City.