I know for a fact that Movement Matters. If you don't use it.... You are going to lose it!! I have watched my Mother-in-Law go downhill from lack of movement. She was my age when she would say it would hurt to walk. I tried to explain to her that it was because of the lack of using her muscles that she hurt. But of course, she wouldn't listen to me.
I remember one time all of us went to Las Vegas. My Mother in Law could hardly walk. But after a week of walking in and to the casinos, she started walking better and further than she had in a long time. Then we went home and she started sitting around again.
I have given up trying to motivate her. She would rather go to a doctor and get that magic pill that she keeps thinking is going to make her well. Sadly, those pills haven't helped her a bit. In fact, they have damaged her kidneys.
So, if you want to be active as you age..... MOVEMENT MATTERS!!!! Whatcha Doin On Your Butt? Get outside and MOVE IT!
As you are sitting in front of your computer, do you ever stop to think about who has to move for you so you can spend all this time at your desk? The barista? The Farmer? The Factory worker who made your clothes? To avoid the sim;lest movements, we require - without realizing it - other humans elsewhere in the the world to move for us. As we grow more aware of our environment by buying organic food, composting and avoiding harsh chemicals in our homes, biomechanist Katy Bowman asks us to bring MOVEMENT into the equation. In her newest book, "Movement Matters", Bowman delves into the mechanics of our sedentary culture and deep potential of human movement. These essays are intended to educate, inspire and motivate readers towards a movement based lifestyle; a lifestyle that honors bothe the bodies in which we dwell and the body upon which we reside. "Movement Matters" will be available in trade paperback and e-book on November 30, 2016, from Propriometrics Press on Amazon.
Bowman's essays highlight our culturally conditioned preference for being sedentary by exploring everything from the missing "movement nutrients" in our kitchens to forest schools to the problems of keeping the human animal isolated from nature. Unapologetically direct, often hilarious and always compassionate, "Movement Matters" will motivate readers to move more by demonstrating that human movement is powerful, important, and perhaps the most joyful and effcient way to transform one's body, life and world.
The book's foreword, by Ben Pobjoy, describes how hearing Bowman on a podcast set him on a path: first moving, then moving mindfully, and then moving graciously. In one year, he lost over 100 pounds and delivered over 1000 sandwiches to those in need.
About Katy Bowman
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy has the ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor, earning her legions of followers. Her award-winning blog and podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month. Thousands have taken her live classes. Her books, the bestselling "Move Your DNA" (2014), "Diastasis Recti" (2015), "Don't Just Sit There (2015", Whole Body Barefoot" (2015), "Alignment Matters" (2013), and "Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain and Relief" (2011) have critically acclaimed and translated worldwide. In between her book-writing efforts, Katy directs and teaches at Nutritious Movement Center Northwest, travels the globe to teach the Nutritious Movement courses in person and spend as much time outside as possible with her husband and two young children. She is a regular source for national health publications and is often featured on radio, television talk shows and news segments. IDEA recently named her one of their "Top 14 Rising Stars in Fitness."
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