Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility

Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility

Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility

Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility


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As seen on the Today Show, Dynamic Aging isn't that same old senior fitness, senior stretching, senior strength book you've seen again and again. This book is about using simple exercises to feel better and get back to living vitally no matter your age.

Don't blame your age if you're feeling creaky. It could just be the way you're using (or not using) your body. ―Washington Post on Dynamic Aging as a Book for the Ages

Movement is a powerful tool and changing how you move can change how you feel, no matter your age. Dynamic Aging is an exercise guide geared to an over 50 audience that includes:

  • 30+ illustrated exercises
  • Moves for pain-free feet and strong hips
  • better balance and getting over the fear of falling
  • how to improve sitting, standing, and walking posture
  • go from stiff shoulders to arms that can reach, carry, and lift
  • how to stay fit to drive
  • tips for moving more in daily life

Alongside Bowman's exercise and alignment instructions are stories and advice of four women over seventy-five who began this program over a decade ago. Along the way they found recommended surgeries unnecessary, regained strength and mobility, and ended up moving more than they did when they were 10 years 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: Uphill Books
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 361,711
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S. is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her 10 books, including the groundbreaking Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than 16 languages worldwide.

Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences such as the Ancestral Health Summit and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Her work has been featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, NPR, the Joe Rogan Experience, and Good Housekeeping.

One of Maria Shriver's "Architects of Change" and an America Walks "Woman of the Walking Movement," Bowman consults on educational and living space design to encourage movement-rich habitats. She has worked with Patagonia, Nike, and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities to create greater access to her move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need message.

Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.

In her seventy-ninth year, Joan Virginia Allen is experiencing dynamic aging in her teaching, hiking, tree climbing and hanging, and sharing her vitality and joie de vivre with her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, and friends. Joan is a retired attorney, actress, author, and speaker who lives in Ojai, California.

Shelah Wilgus is a graphic designer, fiber artist, and aspiring photographer who's trying to save the planet by promoting a plant-based lifestyle and teaching vegan cooking classes. She loves working with older people (she is one), digitally restoring old photographs, exploring the world on her two feet, and doing the Calf Stretch. She lives in Ventura, California.

Lora Woods is beginning her seventy-sixth year on earth, now older than any known progenitor. She works hard to do right by the earth, while the stars in her personal universe are Randy, Amanda, and Thomas Sherren. Lora lives in Ojai, California, where everything is accessible by foot and hiking is awesome.

Joyce Faber is a passionate third-generation teacher, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her lifelong love of teaching has evolved from avidly seeking/teaching wisdom and health to living with mobility into her eighties practicing whole-body movement. She enjoys passing on what she's learned from Katy Bowman, teaching senior classes, and hiking in the outdoors with friends and family. She lives in Ventura, California.

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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