An updated edition of the eye-opening guide to anti-aging, with a new chapter on fascia, which will publish in time for Miranda Esmonde-White’s PBS pledge drive in June 2018 focusing on the topic.
"Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger."
In recent years the field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many widely accepted ideas about aging—including those about the inevitability of our declining metabolism, our dying brain cells, and our deteriorating muscles and bones—have been debunked. Today we know that the physical signs of aging are far more a product of lifestyle choices than of calendar years. Aging Backwards offers an exciting and comprehensive plan for actively slowing down and even reversing the aging process through gentle exercise that develops strong, flexible muscles.
Why focus on strengthening muscles? Because as Miranda Esmonde-White, PBS fitness personality and creator of the Essentrics technique, explains, our muscle cells are the keys to our longevity. The powerhouses of our cells, the mitochondria, keep us looking and feeling young—and muscle cells contain more mitochondria than any other part of our body. If we can keep our mitochondrian fires burning, our muscles—not to mention our bones, hearts, lungs, and skin—can all experience the vitality of youth. And the best news of all is that it takes just thirty minutes a day of gentle exercise to keep muscles strong.
With eight basic age-reversing workouts that build core strength, lengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility, and speed weight loss, Aging Backwards offers the information and tools to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
“Public TV stations and their viewers have responded enthusiastically to Miranda’s workouts for more than a decade; and from a personal standpoint I have experienced and enjoyed the anti-aging benefits of her program, too!” --
Chris Funkhouser, VP, American Public Television
“I started doing Miranda’s workouts ten years ago, and now I recommend them to ALL of my patients, even for those with joint problems. It is safe, easy, convenient, and complete . . . the total package!” --
Dr. Beth Barnett, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
“Miranda Esmonde-White shows readers how we age at a cellular level, and what we can do to slow down and reverse this process. Her pioneering exercise program can help anyone, at any level, maintain a youthful body as we inevitably enter into later stages of life.” --
Claudio Cuello, MD, Professor and Former Chair of Pharmacology, McGill University
“Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger.”
In recent years the field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many misconceptions about aging—including the belief 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 we move, play a critical role in healthy aging.
PBS fitness personality and bestselling author Miranda Esmonde-White created her 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 breakthrough method of gentle, eccentric stretching and exercise. Now cutting-edge research validates what so many of her clients have learned firsthand: small, consistent movements that engage all of the body’s muscles and connective tissues keep us strong, capable, and young.
In this updated and revised edition of Aging Backwards, Miranda offers the tried-and-true program that has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, as well as new insights into the science of aging. In particular, she explains how engaging the fascia—the collagen-rich connective tissue that protects, supports, and literally binds our body together—is essential for preventing joint problems, arthritis, stiffness, and injury. Using the Essentrics program, readers can build core strength, strengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility, and speed weight loss, all in just 30 minutes a day. Aging Backwards empowers everyone—young and old, athletic and sedentary—with the information and tools to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
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.