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Younger Next Year – Catch Up

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My apologies for not being consistent with posting about our YNY Wellness initiative, but quite frankly some of Chris Crowley’s chapters are not only uninteresting, but a little hard to take. The man is living a fabulous healthy life and while his bravado might inspire 50+ men, it leaves me a little cold.
My opinion aside, here’s a (very) quick summary of some of the chapters:

Chapter 1: “You have to age, but you don't have to rot away.”
Chapter 3: “Most of what we call aging is actually decay” which “is optional!”
Chapter 4: “Harry's first rule: Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.”
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Chapter 6: “Harry’s second rule: Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life.
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Chapter 8: “Start with being active and THEN work towards the other challenges that will make your life healthier.”
Chapter 9: Use “kedging; climbing out of the ordinary, setting a desperate goal and working like crazy to get there.”
Chapter 10: “Harry’s third rule: Do serious strength training, two days a week for the rest of your life.”
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Chapter 11: Aerobic exercise = endurance. emoticon
Strength training = power and neural coordination. emoticon

Chapter 12: "HEALTHY looks and feels good on men and women.”
Chapter 14: Don't diet, that’s it. But follow the fifth rule: Quit eating crap.”
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Chapter 15: “If you buy it, you will eventually eat it.”
Chapter 16: “If you drink (alcohol), do so in moderation - 1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men.”
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As the authors state, “Life is an endurance event: Train for it!” May we all ‘train’ ourselves to become "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".

Namaste my friends.
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    No need to apologize. I'm glad you did this excellent summary. Sounds like you gave us what we needed in very short order, just the way I like it. Thank you. I wish I found it easier to stay on the exercise wagon, but I do find that if I can make my regular routine into more exersice it works. I live I a 2 story so I don't try to save trips up and down (DH thinks I'm just disorganized ) emoticon

    I walk to where I'm going on the farm instead of driving. I haul my bales and things in the wheel barrow or sled instead of putting them in the truck. It may not be perfect, but when I don't fit in a real workout I at least try to make my day a bit of a workout itself.

    Thanks as always for stopping by my blogs. I always look forward to your support in comments. Have a great day.
    2141 days ago
    Sounds like you've summarized the useful points very well!

    It is interesting how one book can motivate or zzzz us... it's a good thing there are so many authors.. we can keep looking for the books that DO motivate us!

    Be well!

    2142 days ago
    Nothing to apologise for Kaligirl! Thanks for the summary and for sharing with us!
    2142 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sounds a lot like what Sparks recommends! Nice summary for telling it like it is..
    It takes hard work for most of us to look and feel good.
    Here is to finding your inner athlete and rocking it!!
    2142 days ago
    Interesting that you said, "while his bravado might inspire 50+ men, it leaves me a little cold".

    Sounds similar to my recent reaction the the Mental Toughness coach! What is it that causes men and women to be motivated differently?

    May you epitomize your wholeness!

    Peace! emoticon
    2143 days ago
    Great synopses, just going by those without any extra detail look like they would make a lot of difference. Thanks!
    2143 days ago
    Going through and reading the chapters it sounds ok, too bad that it isn't also geared for women. Which surprises me as it was supposed to be a class for women if I remember right. well take what is useful to you from it which sounds like you have :) Namaste Kaligirl.
    2143 days ago
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