March 28th, 2023
Ageing is an inevitable process (that is better than the alternative!). We work with many actively ageing clients, who come to us because they want to age gracefully and with strength.
Contrary to popular belief, getting older doesn’t have to mean suffering from health issues and decreased quality of life. That’s where the book Younger Next Year comes in. This book, written by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D., provides a comprehensive guide to living a healthier and more fulfilling life as we age. In this blog, we’ll look at the key concepts and benefits and explain why we recommend this book to our clients, or anyone who wants to improve their health and vitality.
What is Younger Next Year all about?
Younger Next Year advocates for a simple but powerful idea: You can live a vibrant, active life well into your seventies, eighties, and beyond – but you have to work for it. The authors argue that the human body is designed to move and to be active, but our modern lifestyle often keeps us sedentary, leading to a decline in physical and mental health over time. The book provides a roadmap for how to reverse this trend and stay healthy, fit, and engaged throughout your life.
The book is divided into two parts: “Harry’s Rules” and “Chris’s Stories.” “Harry’s Rules” are a set of guidelines for living a healthy and active life, such as exercising six days a week, eating whole foods, and staying connected to friends and family. “Chris’s Stories” are personal anecdotes and reflections on the challenges and joys of following these rules. The book also includes a wealth of scientific research and practical advice on topics such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management.
If you follow the framework from this book, including those related to exercise and physical activity, you can expect to experience significant results. Regular exercise can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as improve mental health and cognitive function. Along with activity, eating a whole-foods-based diet can improve digestion and nutrient absorption, as well as reduce inflammation and promote healthy aging. Staying socially connected can help to reduce stress and improve the overall quality of life.
One of the most inspiring aspects of Younger Next Year is the countless success stories of people who have followed the plan and transformed their health and well-being. From weight loss and improved fitness to overcoming chronic health issues and finding new purpose in life, these stories demonstrate the power of the Younger Next Year approach.
So if you are someone that wants to improve their health and vitality as they age, or simply want a boost – then we recommend you consider this book. And as always, if you’re looking for additional support and guidance, and are not already an active client, our team at Nielsen Fitness can help you safely and consistently follow a plan that works for you – whether it be in your home, one of our private studios (locations in Toronto and Collingwood), or anywhere that virtually works for you. So why wait? Start living younger next year today!
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