Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day
Miranda Esmonde-White is a Canadian fitness trainer, former ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada and a New York Times bestselling author of books on aging, health and fitness. She created the long-running PBS fitness TV show, Classical Stretch.
“Many people dread turning 40. While there’s nothing to fear if you do take care of yourself, the cold hard truth is that if you don’t two things begin to happen around this time: cell death and atrophy. These natural processes are not inevitable — we have ways of fighting back, and those ways are not at all difficult. You have to learn what’s happening within your cells, so you can understand how to stop this process and turn back the clock.”
“Another myth of aging that people blithely accept is that we’re all going to get sick at some point – that disease goes hand in hand with aging. Not true. Many lifestyle factors can help you prevent the onset of disease, and one of the most powerful is the ability of exercise to build muscle. Fitness cannot only help you lose weight and have more energy but also keep you disease-free.”
“In some ways slowing down is one of the nicest aspects of aging, because we actually take time to appreciate the world around us. But truth be told, all the middle-aged and older people I know still want to feel like a valuable part of the human race and want to be able to enjoy life. We don’t want to give up the option of having a bounce in our step and energy in our bodies. We want to have the choice to move rapidly or slowly! Achieving this requires an understanding of how to maintain energy.”