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Younger Next Year: The Promise Fulfilled

Februrary 8, 20139 min
There are seven essential rules for living a healthier, longer life. A few of them are: Exercise six days a week, don't eat crap, connect and commit to others. Dr. Henry Lodge, a New York internist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, and the coauthor of Younger Next Year with almost 800,000 copies in print. Dr. Lodge is a candid, smart and thoughtful physician, so if you're shopping for a doctor, well, listen to his words and please take notes. The key to the book's 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.

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