Aging Backwards: 10 Years Younger and 10 Years Lighter in 30 Minutes a Day Read Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||Aging Backwards: 10 Years Younger and 10 Years Lighter in 30 Minutes a Day|
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July 17, 2015
This book came into my life at the perfect time! I was frustrated with my lack of motivation to exercise, and diminishing capabilities that fed my laziness.
The author conveys common sense applications and methodologies to allow everyone at any age and fitness level to keep limber. I wish I had t...
June 19, 2015
All I can say is...if you suffer from low back pain - especially sciatica...go directly to page 200 and begin the exercises shown there. Instant relief. This book is the real deal. Highly recommend.
April 02, 2016
I stumbled across Miranda Esmonde-White on PBS one evening...and I followed along with her doing some of the stretching exercises she was demonstrating. I immediately sensed some positive benefit and after doing a bit of my own research on her and her methodology I decided to order the book and a...
May 09, 2017
Walking is my exercise of choice, and when I can't get outside I have used Leslie Sansone's walking videos. After about 15 years, I am ready for a change. As I am moving into my 60s, I can tell I need more flexibility and less repetitive motion with the hand weights. Not being naturally athletic-...
April 27, 2015
Aging Backwards has been a very eye opening read. Since reading the book I've purchased two sets of the exercise dvd's. Miranda Esmonde White is very knowledgeable and credible in the manner in which she explains the effects of exercise (good and bad) on our bodies. The amount or research that ha...
March 21, 2016
Don't get me wrong, I like Miranda Esmonde-Whites fitness routines. The stretching feels good and it is, at times, harder than it looks. My chronic shoulder pain vanished--almost literally overnight-- since I started doing her little workouts.
But this is a review of the book.
The book is one big...
April 14, 2015
Best exercise ever!
The book is great, the exercises are even better.
I had suffered from knee pain due to birth defects and since doing classical stretching I am pain free and doing things that I thought I could never do again.
December 16, 2014
I love Miranda Esmonde-White's pbs show Classical Stretch. I did it everyday for 3 years and moved to PA. It's not on any pbs channel. Miss you Miranda and my aching hips are testament to my not continuing the stretching on my own.
December 26, 2017
Fascinating reading for someone with mitochondrial issues, which this style of working out claims to address. I am not well enough to do any full set of exercises, but can occasionally attempt a few repetitions of each set. Most of all, this book is giving me hope that I can perhaps do something...
November 20, 2014
Can You Age Backwards?
It’s never too late to slow down, or even reverse, the effects of aging.
It is this theory that led Miranda Esmonde-White to create Essentrics – Classical Stretch – viewed as a very powerful technique for weight loss and strengthening. Essentrics increases flexibility; rebala...