380 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 1.06 in
October 10, 2007
Workman Publishing Co
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0761147748
ISBN - 13: 9780761147749
About the Book
The bestselling "Younger Next Year," which deals with men and aging, is now available in an edition aimed at the female population. Covering menopause, cardiac disease, osteoporosis, sexuality, and many other topics, this work adapts the authors simple, lifesaving rules to contemporary womens lifestyles.
Read from the Book
Chapter One: The Next Fourty YearsOkay, 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 big. There’s a lovely quote from Isak Dinesen that goes, “Women, when they are old enough to have done with the business of being women, and can let loose their strength, may be the most powerful creatures in the world.” You may feel that you’re never going to be “done with the business of being a woman”—maybe you don’t want to be—but you know what she means and you know that it’s true. And nice. Very nice. Harry (that’s Henry S. Lodge, M.D., my doctor, coauthor and close pal) and I have been picking away at this project for several years now, and we have talked to an awful lot of women your age and older. We have come to realize just how right Isak Dinesen may be. Unlike men, who are often getting a little shaky as they approach their sixties or retirement age, many women are feeling more independent, more opti
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
- Don’t 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 Doesn’t Care!”: 287
- The Limbic Brain and the Biology of Emotion: 294
- Connect and Commit: 329
- Relentless Optimism: 348
Harry’s Rules: 361
Author Notes: 363
The Younger Next Year One-Size-Fits-All Exercise Program: 381
From the Publisher
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.
From the Jacket
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.
Henry S. Lodge, MD, FACP, 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 Center.
"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