Aging Backwards

Aging Backwards

10 Years Younger, 10 Years Lighter, 30 Minutes A Day

Book - 2014
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Publisher: Toronto :, Random House Canada,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780345814081
Branch Call Number: 613.71 ESM NVD
Characteristics: vi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Sep 14, 2017

Didn't really help me. Not sure why everyone thought it was so good. There are many exercises with pictures if this is what you are looking for. I was looking more for overall health, such as skin, diet, and exercise.

Jul 10, 2017

I was inspired by much of Esmonde-White's discussion of the process of aging. The text is simple and informative. She lost much of my respect though when she suggests that all forms of exercise, with the exceptions of her movement system and tai chi, lead to injury. A varied menu of exercise, approached with intelligence, is best for the body. Her exercise protocol is only one among many effective and fun forms of exercise.
I also found that some of the exercises demonstrated by her models were executed with poor form that could lead to injury if practised in that way. In particular, to exaggerate the "C-curve" (her words) of the spine is contraindicated for individuals suffering from osteoporosis. (This increases the load on the more fragile anterior surface of the spinal vertebrae, and could lead to compression fractures.)
In brief, some good information in regards to the physiology of aging, but some questionable alignment in the exercises.

Jun 03, 2015

I loved this book and find it usefull. I ended up buying my own.

May 28, 2015

This was a very interesting book and has already helped me change my life around - in just the four days I've been reading it. Miranda explains her exercising philosophy in simple language which makes a lot of sense. It gives aging people (and Youngsters) a good idea of what they need to do to stay fit. The fact that one does not need to suffer pain to gain is a great motivator. I hope to exercise regularly and stay fit and energetic - if it stems the aging process it'll be an added bonus.

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