Synopses & Reviews
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.
“I loved the book! But why wait until you’re fifty? Younger Next Year for Women
should be read by women from their twenties and beyond. It’s got all the tools that women need to achieve longer, sexier and more passionate lives.”
— Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., Codirector, New York Center for Women’s Sexual Health
“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
Now, a women’s edition. A New York Times
bestseller with 115,000 copies in print in hardcover, Younger Next Year
is the breakthrough program for men to turn back their biological clocks and live healthier, more active lives into their 80s and beyond. Experts believed, the press raved:
“An extraordinary book. It is easy to read and the science is right.” —K. Craig Kent, M.D., chief of vascular surgery, New York–Presbyterian Hospital
“Brain-rattling, irresistible, hilarious . . . it could change your life.”—Washington Post
But the fact is that women have even more to gain from Younger Next Year. Just as the average woman lives longer (three decades past menopause) than the average man, the average woman has more anxiety about aging. Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope. Though keeping the same lively, alternating voices—Chris Crowley’s rough-and-ready passion for the cause, Harry Lodge’s cool, convincing science—the book is recast to bring its revolutionary findings about staving off 70% of the normal decay associated with aging specifically to women. It covers menopause and postmenopause at length, cardiac disease, osteoporosis, sexuality, even finances. It adapts its simple, lifesaving motivational rules—Exercise Six Days a Week, Don’t Eat Crap, Connect to Other People—to contemporary women’s lifestyles. And brings to its message a refreshing bluntness that says yes, you have come a long way, and you’ve got a longer way to go. Now enjoy it for all it’s worth.
Smart women don't grow older. They grow younger. A book of hope, Younger Next Year for Women shows you how to become functionally younger for the next five to ten years, and continue to live thereafter with newfound vitality. How to avoid 70 percent of the normal problems of aging and eliminate 50 percent of illness and injury. And how to live brilliantly for the three decades or more after menopause. The key is found in Harry's Rules, a program of exercise, diet, and maintaining emotional connections that will be natural for you, as a woman, to implement. And the results will be amazing.
About the Author
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.Harry Lodge, a board-certified internist, is listed variously as "One of the Best Doctors in New York/America/the World." He heads a 20-doctor practice in Manhattan and is the Robert Burch Family Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical School. He is the co-author of the bestselling YOUNGER NEXT YEAR.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gail Sheehy: xiii
PART ONE: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR BODY
- The Next Forty Years: 3
- Lunch with Captain Midnight: 19
- The New Science of Aging: 29
- Swimming Against the Tide: 51
- The Biology of Growth and Decay: Things That Go Bump in the Night: 70
- Life Is an Endurance Event: Train for It: 89
- The Biology of Exercise: 108
- The Heart of the Matter: Aerobics: 127
- The Kedging Trick: 147
- A World of Pain: Strength Training: 168
- The Biology of Strength Training: 182
- “So, How Do I Look?”: 202
- Chasing the Iron Bunny: 218
- Dont You Lose a Goddamn Pound!: 225
- The Biology of Nutrition: Thinner Next Year: 244
- The Drink: 261
- Menopause: The Natural Transition: 268
PART TWO: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE
- “Teddy Doesnt Care!”: 287
- The Limbic Brain and the Biology of Emotion: 294
- Connect and Commit: 329
- Relentless Optimism: 348
Harrys Rules: 361
Author Notes: 363
The Younger Next Year One-Size-Fits-All Exercise Program: 381