Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day

Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day

by Miranda Esmonde-White


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PBS fitness personality on Classical Stretch and creator of the fitness phenomenon Essentrics, Miranda Esmonde-White offers an eye-opening guide to anti-aging that provides essential tools to help anyone turn back the clock and look and feel younger no matter what age.

Miranda Esmonde-White trains everyone from prima ballerinas to professional hockey players to Cerebral palsy patients: what do they all have in common? All of these people are hoping to heal their bodies, prevent further injury, and move optimally and without pain. In fact, they have the same goals as any of us who are trying to stay young, fit, and reverse the hands of time.

Because the aging of our bodies occurs in our cells, it must be repaired there too—that’s where Miranda’s highly effective and sought-after techniques come in. The body is programmed to self-destruct as we age, but the speed at which it self-destructs is up to us. Recent scientific studies have proven this fact! In Aging Backwards, Miranda offers a groundbreaking guide on how to maintain and repair our cells, through scientifically designed workouts.  

Healthy cells prevent joint pain, muscle loss and weak bones—helping to control weight, increase energy, and improve strength and mobility. Miranda offers readers of all ages the tools they need to look and feel young. Complete with tips, tools, and her Eight Basic Age-Reversing Workouts accompanied by instructional photos and web clips, Aging Backwards will help you grow younger, not older!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062313331
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 249,890
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Miranda Esmonde-White is one of America's greatest advocates and educators on healthy aging. She is best known for her PBS fitness show Classical Stretch, which has been on the air since 1999. A former ballerina, she designed the Essentrics technique, which uses low-intensity strength and stretch exercises to relieve pain, prevent injury, and slenderize the body. Esmonde-White works with professional and Olympic athletes and celebrities, and teaches classes to thousands of students worldwide each year.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Myth of Aging 1

Part I How and Why We Age

Chapter 1 What Is Aging? 13

Chapter 2 The Building Blocks of Life and Our Inner Fountain of Youth 21

Chapter 3 "Why Do I Suddenly Feel So Old?" How Your Body Responds to the Big 4-O 29

Chapter 4 Meet Your Muscles, Ligaments, and Joints 45

Part II How we Stay Young and Healthy

Chapter 5 Stretch It Out: Flexibility Is the Fountain of Youth 63

Chapter 6 Maximize Muscle Power: Boosting Strength and Endurance 77

Chapter 7 Get Moving: The Connection Between Fitness and Disease Prevention 87

Chapter 8 Prevent and Heal After Injury 99

Part III The Eight Age-Reversing Workouts

Chapter 9 How to Do the Workouts 119

Chapter 10 Straighten Your Posture 123

Chapter 11 Speed Your Weight Loss 147

Chapter 12 Soothe Your Joints 169

Chapter 13 Increase Your Energy 185

Chapter 14 Relieve Your Pain 197

Chapter 15 Enhance Your Balance 221

Chapter 16 Improve Your Mobility 225

Chapter 17 Protect Your Bones 243

Afterword: The Power of Life 263

Acknowledgments 267

Notes 269

Index 273

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