Aging Backwards: 10 Years Younger And 10 Years Lighter In 30 Minutes A Day by Miranda Esmonde-whiteAging Backwards: 10 Years Younger And 10 Years Lighter In 30 Minutes A Day by Miranda Esmonde-white

Aging Backwards: 10 Years Younger And 10 Years Lighter In 30 Minutes A Day

byMiranda Esmonde-white

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

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A ground-breaking guide to understanding how aging happens in our cells and how to maintain and repair those cells--and roll back joint pain and muscle loss at any age--through gentle, scientifically designed workouts based on Classical Stretch and Essentrics, developed by the author and star of PBS's Classical Stretch series.
     It's never too late to slow down, or even reverse, the effects of aging. The human body is designed to function for the full length of its life--and with gentle, full-body flexibility and strengthening exercises we can look and feel tremendous, vibrant and active at any age, and well into our senior years. After all, the body is the world's most efficient self-healing machine. And yet, remarkably, many of us neglect the single most important system in the body--the one that makes all the others work--the muscular system.
     The typical message we get as we age is that we can move less and should take it easy--exactly the wrong advice. Surprisingly, fitness enthusiasts often do as much harm to their bodies as people living sedentary lives. For example, yoga instructors get tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome from daily stress on wrists and elbows; Pilates instructors suffer pectoral and tricep muscle atrophy and even professional athletes grow overweight and suffer countless ACL, meniscus and disc injuries. Ligaments are virtually ignored by most exercises routines and yet joint health is essential in order to remain active. But these afflictions don't happen overnight, and with Aging Backwards we can slow or prevent their onset, and often reverse their symptoms.
MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE began her career as a ballet dancer, performing around the world with the National Ballet of Canada. Shortly after leaving the company she opened her own dance and fitness centre in Montreal, but soon realized that the popular workouts of the day left her clients' muscles looking bulky and were jarring on their jo...
Title:Aging Backwards: 10 Years Younger And 10 Years Lighter In 30 Minutes A DayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.5 × 7.8 × 0.8 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345814088

ISBN - 13:9780345814081

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Really appreciated her perspective on the importance of stretching. Have been looking for some great all body stretches so this hit the mark!
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Editorial Reviews

“Our bodies were made to move, no matter our age. This new guide on how to reverse the effects of aging from the founder of the popular PBS show Classical Stretch and a former dancer with the Canadian National Ballet, describes how we can actually repair joint pain and muscle loss, as well as boost energy and weight loss through a series of gentle, scientifically-based stretch workouts. If you’ve been meaning to start a fitness program but are put off by vigorous gym or yoga sessions, or if you’re hindered by joint or muscle pain, pick up this book.” —Zoomer“Inside [Aging Backwards] there’s an appealing mix of advice and exercises that looks like maybe not quite a fountain of youth but something that could do a body good.” —Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post   “Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible” —Arizona Public Media“Essentrics helped bring me back into the game after near retirement. My body was unable to function, injured and in constant pain. After the first session with Miranda I felt the pain disappearing. I really believe that this program has something in it for everyone; whether you’re looking to relieve pain, improve your sport or change your body, Essentrics is it.” —Jonathon Power, former world squash champion“I was in constant pain from arthritis and had difficulty moving. . . . After finding Miranda and beginning Essentrics, I became flexible and able to move freely without pain.” —Kimberley Dahme, of the rock band Boston“Miranda explores a large variety of physiological mechanisms that will help contribute to maintaining a youthful body as we inevitably enter into later stages of life. Her fundamental preaching is correct.” —Claudio Cuello, MD, D.Sc., FRSC, OC, professor and former chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Department, McGill University