The book is aimed at men in the “next third” of life (aka the last third, or 50+) who, like me, are looking retirement, and the inevitable slide into senility and death, square in the eye.
I can summarize the book’s advice into three rules:
- Exercise vigorously for one hour a day, every day, for the rest of your life.
- Stop eating crap. (You know all that white stuff: sugar, pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, factory food of any kind.)
- Connect, with your wife, your family, your friends. Give back to the community. Find a purpose. Serve.
Do that and the authors say you should, barring accident or bad luck, make it into your 80s vibrant and active. Yes, it’s a little hokey, written like a locker room pep talk, but maybe that’s just what I needed. Anyway, I feel better than I have in years, and with Lisa’s and my family’s loving support, I hope to be around another 30 years. Anyway I’m off to the gym. I’m having too much fun to quit now.