A 30-day anti-aging program for rapid results using the fundamental movements and principles of the bestselling Aging Backwards, featuring an accelerated program for turning back the clock. The field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many misconceptions about aging—including the beliefs that disease, immobility, and pain are inevitable—have been debunked. Today, we know that the choices we make, from what we eat to how much and how we move, play a critical role in healthy aging.
PBS fitness personality and bestselling author Miranda Esmonde-White created her breakthrough exercise program, Essentrics, more than twenty years ago. In that time, she has helped everyone from professional athletes to breast cancer survivors to weekend warriors heal and recover from injuries using her gentle Essentric stretching and exercise method that consists of movements that engage all of the body’s muscles and connective tissues.
In Aging Backwards: The Fast Track, Miranda offers readers systematic workouts to supplement and accelerate the original program, along with new information on the latest anti-aging science to help keep us strong, fully mobile, and looking and feeling young. Using her 30-day fast-track program, you’ll see rapid results in increased mobility, strength, flexibility, body shape, pain relief and overall health. Aging Backwards: The Fast Track empowers everyone—young and old, athletic or sedentary—with the information and tools to slow down the clock and keep it there.
About the Author
Miranda Esmonde-White is a New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging. Following her career as a professional ballerina, Miranda developed her own fitness technique, Essentrics® in 1997, and became the flexibility trainer to numerous professional and Olympic athletes and celebrities. Her top-rated fitness TV show, Classical Stretch has been airing on PBS and Public Television since 1999, with workouts are available on DVD and streaming; and she offers fitness holidays and live teacher trainings at locations across the globe.
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: Aging Is Not Inevitable 1
Part I Grow Younger Now: The 6 Ways to Fast Track Aging Backwards
Chapter 1 Way 1: Reboot Your Muscles, Bones, and Connective Tissue 13
Chapter 2 Way 2: Recharge Your Brain 33
Chapter 3 Way 3: Rebalance Your Body 39
Chapter 4 Way 4: Exercise Pain Free 45
Chapter 5 Way 5: Use Relaxation to Strengthen 51
Chapter 6 Way 6: Create a Daily Habit of Exercise 59
Chapter 7 Change Your Life Forever: Use the 6 Ways to Prevent and Reverse the Most Common Signs of Aging 65
Part II The Miracle of Movement: The 30-Day Fast Track Workouts
Chapter 8 Know Your Body: What's Your Aging Story? 91
Chapter 9 Before You Begin: Set Yourself Up for Success 107
Chapter 10 For Beginner-Beginners: The Starter Workout 117
Chapter 11 For Active Adults: The 30-Day Fast Track Core Workouts 165
Chapter 12 For Everyone: Daily Mini-Workouts to Amplify Your Fast Track 347
Chapter 13 Mark the Change: Celebrate Your Progress on Day 1, Day 15, and Day 30 351
Conclusion: Aging Backwards for Life 361