Dynamic Aging

Dynamic Aging Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 1943370117
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 336
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What if your lack of mobility isnt due to your age, but simply the number of years you havent been moving well? Dynamic Aging presents a new paradigm in senior fitness: your age isnt responsible for your lack of mobility; your habits are! In this powerful and effective guide to moving better, geared specifically for those 50-plus, biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman details how readers can regain their balance, maintain their ability to drive, keep their feet healthy and functional, and regain mobility and reduce pain throughout their bodies. Bowmans exercises are straightforward, require no special equipment, and include modifications for readers of all fitness levels. The book also contains information on moving more in your daily life. To combat the idea of being too old to make great improvements, Dynamic Aging is filled with stories and advice from four septuagenarians who have been following Bowmans program for a decade, avoiding surgeries, eliminating pain, and regaining freedom and ease in their bodies they thought they had lost permanently to old age. From hiking mountains to climbing ladders and walking on cobblestones with ease, each of these women embodies the books message: No matter where you are starting, if you change how you move, you can change how you feel.

Every Woman s Guide to Foot Pain Relief

Every Woman s Guide to Foot Pain Relief Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 9781936661077
Release 2011
Pages 180
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Links foot pain to a variety of medical disorders while sharing advice on how to heal and prevent pain and slow related damage to the rest of the body, identifying options for recommended footwear at various times of life.

Move Your DNA Expanded Edition

Move Your DNA Expanded Edition Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 1943370109
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 280
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Humorous, fascinating, and science based, the bestselling first edition of Move Your DNA has been updated and expanded to include a comprehensive three-level exercise program. In layperson-friendly, terms Move Your DNA addresses the vast quantities of disease we are suffering from, identifying our lack of movement as the primary cause. Readers can use the corrective exercises and lifestyle changes Katy Bowman has created to help each of us transition to healthy, naturally moving bodies. Move Your DNA explains the science behind our need for natural movement -- right down to the cellular level. It examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter-gatherer's life and the movements in our own. It shows the many problems with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of our poor movement diet. Best of all, Move Your DNA contains the corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes we need to make in order to slowly mobilize our body to decrease pain and uncover our naturally healthy, reflex-driven selves. From couch potatoes to professional athletes, new parents to seniors, readers will love Bowman's humorous, passionate, and science-based guide to restoring your body and reclaiming your life.

Don t Just Sit There

Don t Just Sit There Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 1905367651
Release 2016-02-28
Pages 152
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Don t Just Sit There has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Don t Just Sit There also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Don t Just Sit There book for free.

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 1905367686
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 240
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Diastasis Recti has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Diastasis Recti also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Diastasis Recti book for free.

Whole Body Barefoot

Whole Body Barefoot Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 0989653986
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 100
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Barefoot enthusiasts say ditching your shoes is essential for optimal whole-body function. Doctors say minimalist shoes cause injury. Who's right? What if they both are? In Whole-Body Barefoot, Katy Bowman explains how both sides are right and wrong by broadening the perspective of over-simplified "shoes are good"/"shoes are bad" arguments. Using evolutionary-based and biomechanical arguments, Bowman demonstrates that shoes, in a modern context, have purpose, but that the trade-off for protection can be health if we don't pick the right ones for our body and skill-level.Any body can transition to a less invasive shoe through thoughtful progressions of corrective exercise, movement patterns, and shoe-selection, but it is essential to learn more.Whole Body Barefoot covers:? While barefoot is natural, the surfaces we frequent most are not.* Your foot (legs, hips, etc.) have adapted to footwear, affecting more of your parts than you realize.* Swapping your shoes can expose your body to new loads and ranges of motion you might not be ready for.* Training the small, weight-bearing parts of your body requires a smart progression. With clear, science-based explanations, Bowman gets to the root of how shoes affect more than just feet, why we can't throw our old shoes out the window, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to more natural footwear safely and effectively. With over twenty exercises (for more than just the feet!), Whole-Body Barefoot is a must-have for anyone hoping to improve their gait, strengthen their feet, and optimize their health through whole-body alignment.

Moving Stretch

Moving Stretch Author Suzanne Wylde
ISBN-10 9781623171759
Release 2017
Pages 224
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"Moving Stretch is an effective, powerful, and enjoyable program of resistance stretching that not only strengthens and frees the body, but reconditions the body's fascia, rejuvenates the tissue, releases adhesions, relieves pain, and increases flexibility. This accessible book gives easy illustrated step-by-step instructions for people who want to feel more upright, taller, more youthful and energized."--Page 4 of cover.

Alignment Matters 2nd Edition

Alignment Matters 2nd Edition Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 1943370087
Release 2016-09-01
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Katy Bowman's ideas in Move Your DNA (2014), which explores the difference between exercise and movement, caused health and wellness circles to sit (or stand) up and take notice. Since mainstream media caught wind, Bowman's furniture-free home, movement-based lifestyle, and scientific explanations of why we need to move have become staples in national health publications and online media around the world. But before Bowman became well known, she had been writing down her ideas on movement and alignment in a blog called Katy Says.Alignment Matters contains the first five years of her posts, organized to function as a primer to alignment and better movement, and also to Bowman's more complex books. Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, her clear, engaging text lays out a "user's manual" for the human body, including stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest psoas.Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about their bodies. With Alignment Matters, they will be well on their way to understanding the human machine.

Movement Matters

Movement Matters Author Katy Bowman
ISBN-10 1905367775
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 224
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If you could fit our culture of convenience into a petri dish, what would it look like?Movement Matters is a series of essays in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues to explain the mechanics of a sedentary culture and the deep complexity of the phenomenon we call movement. By exposing convenience as a way of outsourcing movements, Katy's groundbreaking work in the relationship between movement and nature expands to models that have evolved from thinking of the body as a single structure to considering it to be a cluster of a trillion bodies, and how those trillion bodies are being loaded by our habitat and how we move to interact with it.From movement nutrients to forest school to the problems with investigating parts, our culturally conditioned preference to be sedentary is explored from many angles.Thought-provoking, inspiring, and always entertaining, Movement Matters is a collection of essays conducting a deep exploration of movement and its role in science, community, work, and social responsibility. Deftly deconstructing sedentary assumptions that underlie much of our research into human health, Bowman works to reclaim our space in and responsibility to nature and ourselves.With essays on foraging, the nearsightedness epidemic, and the limitations of a parts approach to health, Bowman's gaze is sweeping and incisive, always with the underlying message that moving is powerful and important, and perhaps the most joyful, freeing, and efficient form of activism there is.

Runner s World The Runner s Body

Runner s World The Runner s Body Author Ross Tucker
ISBN-10 1605294926
Release 2009-05-12
Pages 288
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Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running--and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner's perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, The Runner's Body offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport--from how best to nourish the runner's body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, The Runner's Body is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better--and healthier--runner.

Aging Backwards

Aging Backwards Author Miranda Esmonde-White
ISBN-10 9780062313355
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 288
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PBS fitness personality on Classical Stretch and creator of the fitness phenomenon Essentrics, Miranda Esmonde-White offers an eye-opening guide to anti-aging that provides essential tools to help anyone turn back the clock and look and feel younger no matter what age. Miranda Esmonde-White trains everyone from prima ballerinas to professional hockey players to Cerebral palsy patients: what do they all have in common? All of these people are hoping to heal their bodies, prevent further injury, and move optimally and without pain. In fact, they have the same goals as any of us who are trying to stay young, fit, and reverse the hands of time. Because the aging of our bodies occurs in our cells, it must be repaired there too—that’s where Miranda’s highly effective and sought-after techniques come in. The body is programmed to self-destruct as we age, but the speed at which it self-destructs is up to us. Recent scientific studies have proven this fact! In Aging Backwards, Miranda offers a groundbreaking guide on how to maintain and repair our cells, through scientifically designed workouts. Healthy cells prevent joint pain, muscle loss and weak bones—helping to control weight, increase energy, and improve strength and mobility. Miranda offers readers of all ages the tools they need to look and feel young. Complete with tips, tools, and her Eight Basic Age-Reversing Workouts accompanied by instructional photos and web clips, Aging Backwards will help you grow younger, not older!

A SUPER Home Exercise Book For Seniors

A SUPER Home Exercise Book For Seniors Author Kevin Saint Clair
Release 2013-10-27
Pages 67
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This book provides Seniors and people who are aging into their mature years, with some very effective, scientifically based exercise techniques and combines them into a workout routine, which can be performed at home, or in an assisted living facility. This exercise book for aging men and women has a well-rounded workout, which will increase strength in all major muscle groups...FAST. This book provides Seniors and people who are aging into their mature years, with some very effective, scientifically based exercise techniques and combines them into a workout routine, which can be performed at home, or in an assisted living facility. Having spent a quarter-century studying and applying strength techniques to Athletes, recreational enthusiasts and military personnel, I explain the fastest methods, known to man, to regain and develop strength in certain muscle groups. Members of the U. S. Navy SEALS and other elite members of the Armed Forces currently use modified versions of some of these exercises, when deployed, due to their limited access to exercise equipment. I designed this routine specifically for Seniors, not only for its effectiveness but also for the same reason of possible, limited access to exercise equipment. This book provides Seniors with some very effective, scientifically based exercise techniques and combines them into a workout routine, which can be performed at home, or in an assisted living facility. This exercise book for the aging has a well-rounded workout that will increase strength throughout all of your major muscle groups...FAST. Seniors are "aging-in-place" now more than ever before and with the routine in this book, they can now strengthen all of the major muscle groups in the body, get daily exercise and noticeable improvements from this routine without having to purchase any exercise or fitness equipment. This is one the most effective exercise books for the aging because it condenses certain revolutionary training principles into a book, for seniors and aging individuals and allows them to use these exercise methods in the privacy of their own home. Exercise is even more important for aging seniors due to the loss of muscle mass, decreasing bone density and other physical limitations among many of them. "Aging gracefully" includes a daily plan of some type of exercise activity, eating healthy meals and following a low-stress lifestyle. It is said that people who follow these principles live a more-fulfilled life and aging seniors are no exception to this rule. Exercise has been proven to lower stress, increase muscle tissue, fight depression, obesity and a host of other health problems. Regular exercise is crucial to improve the quality of life among today's aging seniors. Seniors now have the knowledge and "tools" to perform a full-body workout at home, which is zero impact and minimizes the risk of injury by emphasizing slow and controlled exercise movements.

What Makes Olga Run

What Makes Olga Run Author Bruce Grierson
ISBN-10 9780805097214
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 256
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A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the process In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during our golden years.

Exuberant Animal

Exuberant Animal Author Frank Forencich
ISBN-10 1452016410
Release 2006-08-30
Pages 328
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Move to live, live to move! Health and fitness is a bushy, multi-disciplinary practice that includes body, mind, spirit and the creative imagination. Exuberant Animal explores the totality of human health and promotes a truly integrated approach that spans culture, biology, psychology and animal behavior. You’ll discover powerful new ideas for movement and living that will stimulate your vitality, creativity and enthusiasm. “Frank is a superb writer. His voice is clear, accurate and accessible.” Robert Sapolsky "No joy, no gain!–that might well be Frank Forencich's exercise motto. A nation filled with fit, playful hominids fully in touch with their evolutionary heritage is a true pleasure to contemplate." Bill McKibben “I really appreciate Frank’s innovative approach. His method is sophisticated, playful and holistic.” Debbie Armstrong 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist

Be a Loser

Be a Loser Author Greer Childers
ISBN-10 9780812931419
Release 1999-12-31
Pages 208
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Through the daily, fifteen-minute routine of breathing, isometrics, and isotonic exercises that makes up her BodyFlex program, the author shows how to slim down and attain good muscle tone

Full body Flexibility

Full body Flexibility Author Jay Blahnik
ISBN-10 9780736090360
Release 2011
Pages 255
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Develop flexibility, balance, and strength for improved performance on the athletic field, in fitness class, and in daily life. Premier fitness instructor and author Jay Blahnik blends the best of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sport training to create stretching sequences that can be used for warm-up, cool-down, and challenging fitness workouts.

Eat Well Move Well Live Well

Eat Well  Move Well  Live Well Author Galina Denzel
ISBN-10 1943370028
Release 2016-10-10
Pages 304
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Do you want more energy, to lose some weight, to reconnect with your kitchen, to discover the lost art of walking, to finally kick that nagging back pain, or to simply get a better night's sleep? Are you looking to build a vibrant life? This simple, straightforward, effective guide to healthier, happier living is the place to start.International wellness coaches Galina and Roland Denzel, authors of The Real Food Reset and founders of EatWellMoveWell.com, have helped many achieve their health goals through simple solutions based on small changes. Now they've brought together their collective experience and expertise in a comprehensive new volume. You can read the book cover to cover, theme by theme, or go "choose your own adventure" style. Whatever you choose, by following Galina and Roland's suggestions on everything from movement, alignment, and walking; to fish, fats, and fermented foods; sleeping, vacationing and working; and bad days, de-stressing, and building a support network, you'll find the tools to make significant changes in a week. Each chapter includes tasks to enable you to embark on real, immediate change, and invitations to share your progress and ideas with a community of fellow readers.Far from a holier- (or healthier-) than-thou volume, this book features interviews with relatable experts, alongside the authors' own personal anecdotes about their growth toward health. With insight into habit-changing and human behavior, the book challenges commonly held ideas of "normal," helping you wade through fads to find the way toward lasting change. With humor, humility, and a solid scientific foundation, Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well meets you where you are. Whether you're already living a healthy life or ready to turn over a whole new leaf, you'll find an exciting new path in these pages.