"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.