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The leading cause of premature aging and long-term disability in the United States is chronic pain, an affliction suffered by one in five adults. Health-care expenses associated with chronic pain are skyrocketing, and along with the pain comes an increased risk of other serious health issues, including depression, loss of mobility, and opioid addiction.
The sad fact is that most of us have come to accept some form of chronic pain—whether it’s throbbing joints, arthritis aches, or back pain—as a normal, inevitable part of getting older. But the truth is, there is nothing “normal” about chronic pain; the human body is designed to be pain-free.
Now, for the first time, there is a scientifically based, drug-free solution to chronic pain. In Forever Painless, Miranda Esmonde-White—the PBS fitness personality who has spent decades working with everyday people and high-performance athletes alike, helping them become pain-free—shares her program for healing chronic pain once and for all.
People who suffer from chronic pain often become sedentary. They’re fearful that activity will be too painful to endure and may even worsen their condition. In fact, just the opposite is true: movement is essential to healing. In Forever Painless, Miranda explains how pain functions in the body and then leads readers through a series of simple, gentle exercises designed to end chronic pain for good.
With workouts targeted to permanently heal many types of musculoskeletal pain—including back, neck and shoulders, knees, feet and ankles, and hips—Miranda offers an all-natural solution to chronic pain that can be achieved in as little as thirty minutes a day.
About the Author
Miranda Esmonde-White is one of America's greatest advocates and educators on healthy aging. She is best known for her PBS fitness show Classical Stretch, which has been on the air since 1999. A former ballerina, she designed the Essentrics technique, which uses low-intensity strength and stretch exercises to relieve pain, prevent injury, and slenderize the body. Esmonde-White works with professional and Olympic athletes and celebrities, and teaches classes to thousands of students worldwide each year.