Your body wants to move.
Your body was designed to stay strong, vital, and pain-free for the full duration of your life, not matter how old you get.
It’s never too late to slow down, or even reverse, the effects of aging, according to Miranda Esmonde-White, author of the New York Times bestseller Aging Backwards (HarperWave). The human body is designed to function for the full length of its life — and with gentle, full-body flexibility and strengthening exercises we can look and feel tremendous, vibrant and active at any age, and well into our senior years. After all, the body is the world’s most efficient self-healing machine. And yet, remarkably, many of us neglect the single most important system in the body — the one that makes all the others work–the muscular system.
“Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger,” says Esmonde-White, a former ballerina who is best known for her PBS fitness show Classical Stretch, which has been on the air since 1999.
Today we know that the physical signs of aging are far more of 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.
Your muscles have an innate ability to remain strong and flexible well into old age—a function that not only helps you feel and move better but also helps every single body system function better. Some benefits of having strong muscles include:
- Feeling less pain
- Better circulation
- Lowering your blood sugar
- Increasing your energy
- Enjoying better focus, stronger memory, and sharper thinking
- Growing significantly more brain cells
- Bring more oxygen into your body
- Lowering your cholesterol
- Improving your cardiovascular health
- Slashing your risk of diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases
- Becoming more flexible, limber, and mobile
- Easily maintaining a healthy weight and a toned physique
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.