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Younger Next Year Author Comes to Duluth

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Chris Crowley, the author of Younger Next Year.  

The Chancellor's Office and UMD Employee Wellness Program/Human Resources and Equal Opportunity invite the Duluth community to a motivational talk by Chris Crowley, the author of Younger Next Year. The event will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, May 30 at the DECC, Symphony Hall, 350 Harbor Drive, in Downtown Duluth. The event is free and open to the public.

Crowley motivates his audience. "He's got passion, optimism, eloquence, and humor," said Patrick Francisco, one of the event organizers. "Chris is a best-selling author who engages the audience." The book, Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond, is a hopeful book that centers around the science and attitude of aging. Crowley will present interesting facts and challenge the audience to take a greater responsibility for their health.

UMD's Chancellor Lendley C. Black will boogie with the 2013 National Champion Bulldog Dance Line and Duluth Mayor Don Ness will dance with a dynamic Duluthian, the "99” year-old Janet Petersen. Barnes and Noble will have books on hand for sale and attendees can enter a drawing for free “autographed” books. The first 1200 attendees will receive a tote bag from Whole Food Co-op.

At the younger end of the spectrum, we start to age by the end of our twenties, so once you turn thirty, the quality of your life is up to you. It can and should be great if you decide not to give up but to take charge. Younger Next Year is the road map for taking charge.

“So, how do we keep ourselves from decaying? By changing the signals we send to our bodies. The key to overriding the decay code are daily exercise, emotional commitment, reasonable nutrition, and a real engagement with living. But it starts with exercise.”

For more information contact UMD Human Resources at 218-726-7822, or Patrick Francisco at 218-722-0508,

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Essentia Health, Minnesota Power, maurices, Patricia Francisco LTCP, the City of Duluth’s Bridge to Wellness, and the Duluth News Tribune.

Turn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men--as much fun to read as it is persuasive--Younger Next Year draws on the very latest science of aging to show how men 50 or older can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, and continue to live like fifty-year-olds until well into their eighties. To enjoy life and be stronger, healthier, and more alert. To stave off 70% of the normal decay associated with aging (weakness, sore joints, apathy), and to eliminate over 50% of all illness and potential injuries. This is the real thing, a program that will work for anyone who decides to apply himself to "Harry's Rules."

Harry is Henry S. Lodge, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine and preventive healthcare. Chris Crowley is Harry's 70-year-old patient who's stronger today (and skiing better) than when he was 40. Together, in alternating chapters that are lively, sometimes outspoken, and always utterly convincing, they spell out Harry's Rules and the science behind them. The rules are deceptively simple: Exercise Six Days a Week. Eat What You Know You Should. Connect to Other People and Commit to Feeling Passionate About Something. The science, simplified and demystified, ranges from the molecular biology of growth and decay to how our bodies and minds evolved (and why they fare so poorly in our sedentary, all-feast no-famine culture). The result is nothing less than a paradigm shift in our view of aging.

Written by Cheryl Reitan, May 2013

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