New York Times bestselling author Chris Crowley will present a Seaside Institute-sponsored lecture at the Seaside Assembly Hall Nov. 21, 2015. This lecture is part of the Institute’s Aging in Place initiative, which was launched in March 2014 with a meeting of professionals in the field, such as directors from the University of Miami Center for Aging and the Florida State Center for Aging. In conjunction with the lecture, there will be a post-talk reception and book signing at Sundog Books.
Crowley co-authored the “Younger Next Year” books with Henry S. Lodge M.D., which have sold well over two million copies and have been translated into 20 languages worldwide. The first book in the series draws on the very latest science of aging to show how men 50 and older can become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years and continue to live like 50-year-olds until well into their 80s. The follow-up “Younger Next Year for Women,” focuses on the female gender with guidance on how to turn back their biological clocks and live the last decades of their lives in a healthier, more active way.
In 2013, Crowley co-authored “Thinner This Year” with Tufts professor of nutrition and muscle physiology, Jen Sacheck, Ph.D. This book provides an in-depth look at the key issues raised in “Younger Next Year,” with particular emphasis on nutrition and exercise. In this book, the authors spell out a weight-loss plan that they say will have readers lose up to 25 pounds in the first six months and keep it off for life.
“The combination of the slop we eat and our bone-idleness is wrecking our lives and ruining the economy,” he says. “We have to change and we will.”
These days, Crowley spends most of his time writing and speaking on the revolution in behavior and aging, which, he says, is “one of the most important things in each of our lives.” His recently completed book “Younger Next Year: The Exercise Book,” which he co-wrote with Henry Lodge and Bill Fabrocini, is a “how-to” of aerobic and strength training.
“[It’s] a great introductory book, but cutting edge enough to be your guide all the way into the Masters Athlete levels,” Crowley says.
Crowley was born in Salem, Mass. He is a graduate of Exeter (1953), Harvard College (1957) and The University of Virginia Law School (1965). He spent his 25-year professional career at the New York City law firm, Davis Polk, most of it as a partner in litigation.
Crowley retired early, at the age of 56, because he said he wanted ‘to live more than one life.’ With that goal in mind, he and his wife, portrait painter Hilary Cooper, moved to Aspen, Colo., where she painted and he skied and pursued a vigorous, outdoor life for the next five years. During this period, he got the idea for what would become the Younger Next Year books. Today, Chris and Hilary live in New York City and Lakeville, Conn.
Tickets for the lecture and reception are available on the Seaside Institute website, seasideinstitute.org.
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