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Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

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Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

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3/5 (55 valutazioni)
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491 pagine
7 ore
Pubblicato:
Oct 10, 2007
ISBN:
9780761153801
Formato:
Libro

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A dynamic co-authorship between two of America's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge and his star patient, Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book filled with hope, a step-by-step guide to age without experiencing fear and anxiety. Written using the same inspiring structure of alternating voices that they used in Younger Next Year, Chris and Harry have created material specially for women, who naturally experience longer lives and often times take better care of themselves than men. New material in this book covers menopause, postmenopause, and many of the most common conditions that women suffer from; cardiac disease, osteoporosis, decreased sexuality, and more.

A book intended to teach us all how to turn back our biological clocks, essentially postponing 70% of the normal problems we encounter when we age (such as weakness, sore joints, bad balance, and more) and also how to eliminate nearly 50% of serious illness and age related injury.

Based primarily on Harry's Seven Rules, all of which are based around the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Henry Lodge explains the inner workings of his practices, while Chris Crowley provides the living proof of their potency.
Pubblicato:
Oct 10, 2007
ISBN:
9780761153801
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Chris Crowley, a former litigator (Davis Polk & Wardwell), is the coauthor, with Henry S. Lodge, of the Younger Next Year books, and the coauthor, with Jen Sacheck, PhD, of Thinner This Year. Though in his eighties, he fully lives the life, skiing black diamonds and routinely doing thirty-mile bike rides. He and his wife live in Connecticut and New York City.  

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Introduction

This is a book that can change your life. It will tell you how you can turn back your biological clock and be functionally younger next year and for years to come. A heady claim, but a deadly serious one.

There’s a curious thing, however. This is a book for women, and yet it’s written by two men: Harry, a forty-seven-year-old doctor who is not an expert in women’s health, and Chris, his seventy-one-year-old friend, patient and demo model. Let us explain. A year ago, we published Younger Next Year, a deeply optimistic book about the new science that is transforming aging in America. While most of the information in it applies equally to women and men, we cast it as a man’s book, largely because we presented our program through the lens of Chris’s life—and Chris, no matter how you look at it, is not a woman.

The book became a best seller and has changed the way a lot of people lead their lives. But as the book’s success grew, so did our conviction that we needed to get our message across to women as well. We knew that women, who continue to buy the book for their husbands or lovers, their brothers, fathers or friends, loved it. They told us they had no trouble reading a man’s book . . . and no trouble enjoying Chris’s rough-and-tumble approach. It turns out they’d had enough Jergen’s Lotion poured on their heads by the women’s magazines to last a lifetime, so blunt felt good. Still, they kept asking us when we were going to write a woman’s version. Why should they have to read over some guy’s shoulder?

We decided to give it a shot. As a first step, we checked the bookstore. There were aisles and aisles of books for women about disease: books, many of them excellent, about breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and menopause (which is not a disease but is often treated as one). But nothing about health. . . nothing about just how terrific the thirty-plus years after menopause can and should be. And that’s when we went to work.

We took the original Younger Next Year and Harry added the information women need about menopause, osteoporosis and a few other gender-specific issues. Chris rewrote his chapters to reflect the very different angle from which women approach aging. But we did not rewrite the biology or the fundamental advice. We didn’t have to. Chris is still the floor model for the simple reason that the biology of health is virtually identical between men and women.

Think about that for a moment. Disease is often gender-specific, but health is gender-neutral. Biological responses to disease and to medications are different. Things like breast cancer and osteoporosis are obvious, but heart disease—the number one killer of women—is essentially a different disease for women. Different symptoms, different tests, different treatments. But great health—and the optimism, energy, strength and focus that go with it—is gender-neutral. And great health is what this book is all about.

A final point. The two of us are absolutely messianic about the importance of changing the way we live and age in this country. The way we do it now—our idleness, isolation, obesity, illness and apathy—is a disastrous waste. An outrage, frankly. Women, we sense, are quicker to pick up on that than men. They seem to know something is wrong and to be more interested in change. They are quicker to go to the gym or the yoga studio . . . quicker to find new ways of connecting and committing to others. Quicker to weed out the absolutely rotten food in their diets. Women are, in a word, naturals for the kind of change we’re talking about. We hope that you will read our book, enjoy it and then join the revolution.

Chris Crowley and Harry Lodge

New York City

PART ONE

Take Charge of Your Body

CHAPTER ONE

The Next Forty Years

Okay, you’re a terrific woman, maybe in your late forties, maybe your early sixties, and your life has gone pretty well. You have good energy, decent gifts, and right now you seem to be heading into a particularly nice stretch. The kids are getting big or are gone. Old Fred, if he’s around, is taking care of himself, and the relationship is taking some nice turns, getting a little calmer. For some reason—menopause or whatever—you feel as if it’s time, at rather long last, to look after yourself and your own, serious business. Time to take your own affairs, your own life, your own needs in hand and do something. Maybe something pretty

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  • I love EVERYTHING about this book. Although it is typically geared towards older women, I believe that it is advice that can be used at any age, and often times the younger we start doing preventative work, the better. The authors stress the extreme importance of vigorous, hard exercise six days a week, which I feel is completely necessary. It was hard to start, but not that I've got a routine I love it! They also note that you should take responsibility of your life by caring, connecting with other people, and committing to friendships. Basically they are trying to highlight that mental health is just as important as physical health, especially as we age! From exercise and diet to social habit recommendations and even specifics on sleep schedules, this book has it all. I used to read the version for men, and I am happy that they've made one specifically for women!

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  • When their first book came out, Younger Next Year, it was intended as a co-ed book on general health. Or rather, a book on specific health issues that could be applied to both genders. However, I am pleased that they took the time to write and specialize this book for women, since it seems like we have so many more health issues as we grow older. Yes, we are statistically going to live longer, but osteoporosis, who wants that! I have devoured this book a few times now, and can't get enough. It has completely changed the way I've lived retired life, putting far more exercise to my routine and making sure I am balancing my diet! I love having fun, so I am excited to be able to remain active for many years to come, I can't imagine what I would do if I were bed ridden!

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  • (5/5)
    Recommended by my sister - I really enjoyed the down-to-earth real life language of this book. It inspires me to want to improve my health and full of useful information - one that I plan to revisit often.
  • (1/5)
    Read/Listened for Fun (Audible/Kindle)Overall Rating: DNFFirst Thoughts: Younger Next Year for Women had a good message (mostly) but it was buried under joining a gym, skiing stories, swimming stories, and insulting terms that made me shut down the book!Here is the parts that I really liked:1: Exercise is key to adding years to your life.2: Eating right makes your body perform better.3: Knowing your heart rate during exercise will let you know how much you are pushing yourself.4: Strength training for women is key to battling some women specific issues that come up post menopause.Nothing earth-shattering but all good things to keep in mind. The rest (and I made 6 hours) was all chatter that was off-putting and buried the information. Overall I was not impressed.
  • (4/5)
    Younger Next Year for Women is written by a doctor (Henry Lodge) and his patient (Chris Crowley). I found this book to be an easy read, very informative and I recommend it to anyone who is worried that the second half of our lives might not be as fun and rich as the first half (and guys - there is a version for men if you want to avoid topics like hot flashes). From this book I learned that the gradual decay that our society associates with aging - osteoporosis, stiffness, arthritis, dementia, etc - is NOT inevitable. As hunter/gatherers, our bodies were not designed to sit behind a desk and eat chocolate chip cookies. We need to exercise - ok here is the hard part - at least 6 times a week. Now this isn't new information, but Dr. Lodge presented enough explanation on how our bodies work, and the consequences of not exercising, to convince me to change my habits. I have been recommending this book to my family and friends - don't delay or decay! Read this book!
  • (2/5)
    Great book, loved it, amazing themes and topics, very insight