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The title of the book was so empowering, I could not wait to crack it open and get started. It was the follow-up book to the hugely popular ” Younger Next Year” that was aimed at men and endorsed by Dr Oz, New York Times and the Washington Post. With this type of heavy weight support, it had to be fabulous.
But from the first pages I was disappointed. Its main ( and singular) advice was the benefits of gut busting, sweat drenched exercise. Rather than advising to go slow, warm -up or providing genuine advice , it keeps pushing the reader not to be afraid of going beyond their limits.
There are two authors, both men. One is forty smething internist and the other is an older lawyer/businessman. They have basically written a 300 page pep talk promoting exercise. There is little information on health issues, skin care,or stress reduction, all essential factors for longevity. On diet, the authors sum up their nutritional advice as “Don’t eat crap. And don’t eat too much.
There is very little information that deal with issues that are unique to women. For example when the book addresses menopause, Dr Lodge states that menopause does not cause weight gain. That’s simply not true. The hormonal firestorm that is menopause radically changes a woman’s metabolism that leads to rapid weight gain. For safe and effective health and exercise advice, that are focused on the needs of women, I suggest you Pass on Younger Next Year and visit two of our blogs- Moving Free With Mirabai and Society Wellness. In these two sites up will find factual practical informtion for women of any age.