Book Title: CRACK THE CODE: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfillment in Men Over 50 by Louis Bezich
Category: Adult Non-fiction, 302 pages
Genre: Men's Health / geared towards Men Over 50
Publisher: Somo Press, LLC
Release date: November 2018
Tour dates: Apr 13 to Apr 24, 2020
Content Rating: G: No sex, violence, or bad language. Written for men over 50, or their wives.
Crack The Code presents an unconventional, motivation-based approach to health for men 50 and over. Ten strategies for creating and maintaining inspiration for a healthy lifestyle are advanced from a platform of survey research, interviews, and the author’s personal experiences. Primary audiences for the book are men over 50 and the people that love them; their wives, partners, children, and grandchildren. Additional audiences include health care providers, insurers, policymakers, men of all ages who want to find motivation for healthy behavior and anyone who has struggled with their health.
Crack The Code’s focus on motivation and the psycho-social underpinnings of behavior fills a gap in a market dominated by publications on traditional diet and exercise. By digging deeper and using everyday men as a source, Crack The Code breaks new ground for a burgeoning segment of the baby-boomer population that is in desperate need of help. The potential to influence men of other ages as well as health care providers, insurers and policymakers, creates a tremendously valuable read.
Having a husband over 50 sparked an interest in me to read this book. I'm in the field of psychology so I was even more intrigued. I don't think there are enough books out there on men's health, and I do believe there is a gap in the 50+ men category in the health genre, making me applaud the author for not only tackling this subject but doing his own research with his own funding.
The first 50 pages or so are heavy with stats and reads like a textbook, so I suggest you move quickly through this section if you're not interested in the author's research methodology. The rest of the book goes into detail about the ten proven secrets to motivate healthy behavior. What I appreciated is that this book truly is from the perspective of a man, written with the male thinking in mind. As a woman and wife, I'm not sure I could help my husband just by reading this book as it is very much also a workbook, but it did give me some insights on what could motivate men over 50 by reading the anecdotes of the men interviewed by the author.
This book is a self-help book for men who want to make healthy changes but are stuck. If you are a man who likes to understand the psychology behind the behavior, in other words, why it's so darn difficult to adopt a healthy lifestyle, then you will enjoy the author's elaborate explanations. If, on the other hand, you want a straightforward methodology that's easy to follow, you will have to wade through the author's wordy chapters and focus on the practical steps he provides within the book's pages.
Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.