Younger Next Year

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-10
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co

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"I have lost 50 pounds over the last nine months by eating less, moving more, and changing the way I think. I am 62 and look better and feel better and have more energy than in the last 15 years."Ron T. " I read the wisdom put forth by Chris and Harry . . . [and] my next physical blew my doctor away. I am 74 and in better shape than when I was 50."Jack S. "Not a week goes by that I do not utter a silent prayer of thanks that Younger Next Year came into my life. You guys are saving the world one body at a time."T. G. Announcing the paperback edition of Younger Next Year, the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, co-written by one of the countrys most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley. These are the books that show us how to turn back our biological clockshow 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 workand 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Take Charge of Your Body
The End of the Worldp. 3
A Report from the Front
The Truth
Getting a New Start
How's Your Wife?p. 17
Plan and Scheme and Get Ready
Hang On Tight
The New Science of Agingp. 27
"Normal Aging" Isn't Normal
Change on the Cellular Level
Decay Is Optional
Springtime on the Savannah
The Brain Chemistry of Growth
The Language of Nature
Stepping Out of the Crucible
Swimming Against the Tidep. 49
Make It Your New Job
Jump-Start the Sucker
Tap into a Passion
The Best People Hate Exercise
The Biology of Growth and Decay: Things That Go Bump in the Nightp. 63
Exercise Is Healthy Stress
A Closer Look: The Messengers of Change
Play the Music
It's All About Circulation
Calling Off the Double Whammy
Life Is an Endurance Event: Train for Itp. 81
The Man Who Couldn't Walk to the Mailbox
The Man in the Middle
So, What Kind of Aerobic Exercise?
Take Up One of the Healing Sports
A Dog Walking on His Hind Legs
Lying, Self-Abuse and Related Problems
A Word to the Weak and Uncoordinated
The Biology of Exercisep. 97
Pathways to Higher Energy
The Metabolisms of Hunting and Gathering
Distance, Not Speed
Pushing the Herd
Make It Happen
Showing Up
Getting Started
There Are No Limits
The Heart of the Matter: Aerobicsp. 115
Long-Term Goals
The Utter Necessity of Getting a Heart Monitor
A One-Hour Hike in the Mountains
Fight or Flight: Dodging Traffic
Powder Rules Apply
The Kedging Trickp. 135
The Serotta Solution
Pulling to Paradise
The General Rule of Gear
The High-Endurance Vacation
Going to Stowe: Real Men (and Women) at Play
A World of Pain: Strength Trainingp. 152
Hire a Trainer or Read a Book or Both
Some Tips
The Nursing Home Miracle and Other Payoff Stories
The Biology of Strength Trainingp. 165
A Single Step
The Brain-Body Connection
Slow-Twitch, Fast-Twitch
Doing It Right
The Balancing Act
Find a Strength Sport
The Ugly Stick and Other Curiositiesp. 179
Whiten Your Teeth
Just Say No to Yasir Arafat
Adventures in the Skin Trade
Modern Dress and Related Concepts
Grumpy Old Men
A Chow's Tail
Slow Down. Look Both Ways. Repeat
Chasing the Iron Bunnyp. 192
Don't You Lose a Goddamn Pound!p. 197
The God That Lied
Yes, Virginia, Calories Do Count
Look at the Pyramid
It Is Possible to Eat Fish
Lose Forty Pounds
Have a Picture of Yourself in Mind
Exercise and Weight
The Biology of Nutrition: Thinner Next Yearp. 213
Exercise Against Decay
The White Foods
Fat for Fuel
Fat for Growth
Fat for Storage
What Can You Eat?
"The Drink"p. 230
Take Charge of Your Life
"Teddy Doesn't Care!"p. 239
The Limbic Brain and the Biology of Emotionp. 244
Fear and Anger, Love and Play
Parenting and Living in Packs
The Storyteller
The Dance of Life
Disconnect at Your Peril
Play like a Dog
Connect and Commitp. 266
Cuddle or Perish
Don't Retire at All
Using the Other Side of Your Brain
Make a Job Out of Your Social Life
Just Say "Yes"
Be the Organizer
Things That Go Bump in the Morning: The New Sexual Lifep. 284
Relentless Optimismp. 292
Harry's Rulesp. 305
Author Notesp. 307
The Younger Next Year One-Size-Fits-All Exercise Programp. 319
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