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Aging Backwards

Paperback Book
Knopf Canada
April, 2018
$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This ground-breaking guide, from Montreal-based stretch and bio-mechanics trainer Miranda Esmonde-White, helps us understand 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 “anti-aerobics” workouts based on Classical Stretch and Essentrics, developed by the author and star of PBS’s Classical Stretch series.

The human body is designed to function for the full length of life—and with gentle, full-body flexibility and strengthening exercises we can look and feel 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—our muscles.

The old adage of “use it or lose it” is true, but Miranda’s fitness and anti-aging breakthrough has come from understanding that how you use it is all-important. You need to strengthen and stretch all 650 muscles in the body in a balanced way that enhances overall strength, posture, cardiovascular health and mobility; eliminates joint pain; and burns calories. This book tells why and shows how, in “The Eight Age-Reversing Workouts,” with step-by-step photos and clear descriptions that explain the finer points.

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. Ligaments are virtually ignored by most exercises routines and yet joint health is essential in order to remain active. With Aging Backwards we can slow or prevent the onset of many afflictions, and often reverse their symptoms.

I will explain how the ESSENTRICS technique not only reconnects you with your body’s innate strength and grace on a daily basis but also reconnects you with the joyful pleasure of movement in every aspect of your life, increasing your energy, smoothing and firming your skin, and bringing a sparkle back into your eyes.

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