( 1841 - 1926 ) @ age 50 & 70
Bennett at the age of 50 had become an old
man in poor health, suffering from a number of chronic
complaints and many wrinkles.
The Man Who
Grew Young at 70
Despairing of relief from
doctors and drugs he finally devised a series of some 35
different exercises to be done in bed before arising in the
After following them faithfully for years he
had become, in all respects, a young man at 70. This was
attested by medical examinations. His face had become smooth
without a single wrinkle. His theory was that the body gets
old through the accumulation of mineral deposits in the
tissues, which finally become stiff and inelastic.
The object of his exercises was to contract and then relax all
the muscles and tissues to squeeze the mineral deposits out to
be carried off in the blood stream.
In 1912 he followed with another book called
'Old Age - Its Cause & Prevention'
If Bennett had not been killed by an accident when he was in
his 80s he might have lived many more years.
Old Age : Its Cause &
( 1912 )
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The man who claimed he grew young at 70. An old man at 50, he
determined to thwart the ravages of ill health and advancing
years, and after much study and ..
3 Liver Exercises
Performer Gregory Sporton and composer Jonathan Green, filmed by
Keir Williams present the work of Sanford Bennett, a late 19th
Century crank, or unsung visionary depending on who you believe,
who developed an exercise system to ward off ageing and fatigue.
Bennett's determination that the process of aging was far from
natural echoes Descartes idea three centuries earlier that we die
because we think we will...Giving Bennetts work the digital
treatment tests his claims that an objective truth about the body
was being obscured by our dependence on culture.
( 1907 )
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A series of exercises that can be done in bed before getting up