Younger Next Year - Really?
Weight Training II, Spring 2013 -- Nancy Haines
"Normal aging isn't normal." - Henry S. Lodge, M.D.
We do have to age. We don't have to waste away.
1. Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.
2. Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life.
3. Do serious strength training, with weights, two days a week for the rest of your life.
4. Spend less than you make.
5. Quit eating crap!
Harry tells us not to go on a diet, rather just quit eating the crap like refined carbohydrates and "white" foods - potatoes, white rice and pretty much anything made with refined flour. He says that all starches turn to sugar, and just the right amount of acid and insulin need to be excreted to process the sugars. Harry gives a brief explanation of the glycemic index and why the "white' foods are bad for us.
Even though this book was written in 2007, newly published research adds credibility to this rule.
- What I ate
- What I did for exercise
- What I did with my life
"If you're going to have a good life, a full life, a life that you and others care about, it must be the examined life."
7. Connect and commit.
"Social connections are a more powerful factor in health and mortality than smoking, alcohol, exercise, nutrition or age." - Henry S. Lodge, M.D.
A New Year's Resolution
Crowley, Chris, and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond. New York: Workman Publishing, 2007. Print.