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, now with a whole new chapter on fascia, 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!
About the Author
Esmonde-White’s award-winning PBS documentaries, Aging Backwards, Aging Backwards 2, and Forever Painless are revolutionizing the way we understand the role that fitness plays in slowing down the aging process while keeping our bodies feeling young, strong and healthy. She is also the author of Forever Painless: End Chronic Pain and Reclaim Your Life in Just 30 Minutes a Day, which was the recipient of a silver prize Nautilus Award.
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 4-0 29
Chapter 4 Meet Your Muscles, Ligaments, Joints, and Fascia 45
Part II How We Stay Young and Healthy
Chapter 5 Stretch It Out: Flexibility Is the Fountain of Youth 69
Chapter 6 Maximize Muscle Power: Boosting Strength and Endurance 83
Chapter 7 Get Moving: The Connection Between Fitness and Disease Prevention 93
Chapter 8 Prevent and Heal After Injury 105
Part III The Eight Age-Reversing Workouts
Chapter 9 How to Do the Workouts 125
Chapter 10 Straighten Your Posture 129
Chapter 11 Speed Your Weight Loss 153
Chapter 12 Soothe Your Joints 175
Chapter 13 Increase Your Energy 191
Chapter 14 Relieve Your Pain 203
Chapter 15 Enhance Your Balance 227
Chapter 16 Improve Your Mobility 231
Chapter 17 Protect Your Bones 249
Afterword The Power of Life 269