Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility

Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility


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Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility by Katy Bowman, Joan Virginia Allen

What if your pain and lack of mobility isn't due to your age, but your habits? What if changing how you move can change how you feel, no matter your age?

Dynamic Aging is an exercise guide to restoring movement, especially for healthy feet, better balance, and the activities of daily life. Biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman shares exercises and habit modifications for varying fitness and mobility levels. Dynamic Aging:

* Is geared to a 50+ audience

* Includes exercises and postural adjustments that require no special equipment and include modifications for all fitness levels

* Will teach you how to move for healthy feet, improved balance, and activities of daily life

* Will help all readers move and feel better

Alongside Bowman's instructions are the stories, experiences, and advice of four women over seventy-five who ve used these principles and exercises for years. Along the way they found recommended surgeries unnecessary, regained strength and mobility, and ended up moving more than they did when they were a decade younger. From hiking in the mountains to climbing ladders and walking on cobblestones with ease, each of these women embodies the book's message: No matter where you're starting, if you change how you move, you can change how you feel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943370115
Publisher: Propriometrics Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 80,959
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy Bowman 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, and thousands have taken her live classes.

Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA (2014) 9780989653947, Diastasis Recti (2016) 9780989653961, Dont Just Sit There (2015) 9781943370009, Whole Body Barefoot (2015) 9780989653985, Alignment Matters (2013) 9781943370085, and Every Womans Guide to Foot Pain Relief (2011) 9781936661077 have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.

Table of Contents

Introductions 1

Chapter 1 Your Feet Are Your Foundation 21

Chapter 2 Balance, Stability, and Getting Over the Fear of Falling 49

Chapter 3 Super-Strong Hips and Single-Legged Balance 67

Chapter 4 Walking 89

Chapter 5 Reaching, Carrying, Lifting, and Other Functional Movements 107

Chapter 6 Fit to Drive 137

Chapter 7 Movement Is Part of Life 157

Get Moving 165

All-Day Alignment Checks 167

Tips for Moving More in Daily Life 171

Whole-Body Mobility Flow 183

Exercise Glossary 191

Appendix: Exercise Equipment and Additional Sources of Information 237

References 243

Index 247

Acknowledgments 254

About the Authors 257

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