December 19, 2019
About 15 years ago, I read a book that changed my life.
You can’t really say that about too many books. (The Bible? Anna Karenina? How to Win Friends and Influence People? Sometimes a Great Notion?)
But this one did. It changed the way I eat, the way I approach exercise, and the way I approach life. It came along just as I was about to undergo open heart surgery at the tender age of 52, and it helped me tremendously with my recovery.
I know that many people have read it, but many more have not. In a nutshell, it is a philosophy of aging; diet and exercise, yes, but also money, drinking, sex, community, family, spirituality, friends.
It was written by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge, M.D. Dr. Lodge, sadly, died a few years ago. Chris Crowley, a retired “Big Law” partner, has turned healthy aging into a second career and still actively lectures and blogs at the age of 84. He and other partners have written follow up guides (Thinner Next Year, etc.) God bless him.
I know there are many books on aging and on slowing the aging process. I have read a couple, but this is the one for me. If you haven’t read it, get it and read it. Give copies to your friends — there is still time before Christmas.
That’s it. It’s day off from exercise (except maybe a walk with the neighbor’s dog) but lots of work to do. Off we go.