|By (author):||Esmonde-White, Miranda|
|Subject:||HEALTH & FITNESS / Alternative Therapies|
|HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise|
|HEALTH & FITNESS / Healing|
|HEALTH & FITNESS / Longevity|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||9.25in x 7.37in|
|From The Publisher*||Drawing on her groundbreaking anti-aging movement principles, bestselling fitness expert Miranda Esmonde-White walks you through 6 ways to rejuvenate your body and mind, paired with 30 days of stretching-and-strengthening workouts that effectively reverse the aging process.|
Miranda Esmonde-White has already given us the Bible on movement as a way to reverse aging with her New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller Aging Backwards. But getting started on something that will change your life is always the hardest part!
The Fast Track to Aging Backwards is Miranda's master class on how to begin her healing, revitalizing and scientifically endorsed programme of stretching and strengthening--and how to make it stick. First she outlines, step by step, 6 ways to change your attitude to aging and reverse its effects, from describing helpful small changes to your daily routine that will help you form new habits; to how to find the balance between moving like the Tin Man and flopping like the Scarecrow; to showing that for maximum painfree living, our bodies need a gentle approach to exercising that is all about respecting the way our bodies are designed to move. As Miranda says, "Relaxation is the new strengthening."
Exclusively for this book, she has also created 4 workouts designed to carry you every step of the way through the first month of her programme, targeting every part of your body. Laid out with clear instructions, black-and-white photos and insider's tips on how to make every movement count, these workouts will give you the edge you need to quickly achieve your best results. The Fast Track to Aging Backwards is a countdown to a healthier and more youthful you.
|Review Quote*||Praise for Miranda Esmonde-White's AGING BACKWARDS:|
"Our bodies were made to move, no matter our age. This new guide on how to reverse the effects of aging from the founder of the popular PBS show Classical Stretch and a former dancer with the Canadian National Ballet, describes how we can actually repair joint pain and muscle loss, as well as boost energy and weight loss through a series of gentle, scientifically-based stretch workouts. If you've been meaning to start a fitness program but are put off by vigorous gym or yoga sessions, or if you're hindered by joint or muscle pain, pick up this book." -Zoomer
"Inside [Aging Backwards] there's an appealing mix of advice and exercises that looks like maybe not quite a fountain of youth but something that could do a body good." -Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post
"Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible" -Arizona Public Media
"Essentrics helped bring me back into the game after near retirement. My body was unable to function, injured and in constant pain. After the first session with Miranda I felt the pain disappearing. I really believe that this program has something in it for everyone; whether you're looking to relieve pain, improve your sport or change your body, Essentrics is it." -Jonathon Power, former world squash champion
"I was in constant pain from arthritis and had difficulty moving. . . . After finding Miranda and beginning Essentrics, I became flexible and able to move freely without pain." -Kimberley Dahme, of the rock band Boston
"Miranda explores a large variety of physiological mechanisms that will help contribute to maintaining a youthful body as we inevitably enter into later stages of life. Her fundamental preaching is correct." -Claudio Cuello, MD, D.Sc., FRSC, OC, professor and former chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Department, McGill University
|Biographical Note||MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE is one of North America's greatest educators on healthy aging and pain-free living. She is best known for her PBS specials and her fitness series, Classical Stretch, on-air since 1999 and rated the #1 fitness show on the network. She is a classically trained ballerina who danced with the National Ballet of Canada. Esmonde-White created the Essentrics technique, which uses low-intensity strengthening and stretching exercises to relieve pain, prevent injury and slenderize and tone the body. Based in Montreal, her company works with professional and Olympic athletes and celebrities, offering classes to tens of thousands of students worldwide each year. She is the author of Aging Backwards, a New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller that sparked an award-winning PBS pledge-documentary of the same name. Her subsequent bestseller, Forever Painless, also became a PBS pledge-documentary mega hit.|