Dynamic Aging

Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility

Author: Katy Bowman,Joan Virginia Allen,Joyce Faber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943370115

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 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.

Diastasis Recti

The Whole-Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905367689

Category:

Page: 240

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Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief

The New Science of Healthy Feet

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 9155

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Don’t just treat your foot pain—strengthen your feet to prevent it. Back with an expanded edition of her popular book Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, biomechanist Katy Bowman has created a new version for both men and women in all walks of life. With updated material and new visuals that illustrate exactly how to strengthen and mobilize your feet, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will show you how to change the way you move your body to prevent pain, heal your feet, and halt damage to the rest of your body. Bowman’s simple, accessible, innovative program will help you naturally address lower-leg and foot issues such as: - Hammertoes - Bunions - Plantar fasciitis - Poor posture and alignment Bowman walks you gently through exercises to strengthen your feet, what shoes you should (and should not) be wearing, and how these choices affect your overall foot—and whole-body!—health. Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will teach you how healthy feet work optimally and help you put your best foot forward on the path toward moving with greater ease.

Move Your DNA Expanded Edition

Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943370108

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 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.

Alignment Matters 2nd Edition

The First Five Years of Katy Says

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943370085

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.

Whole Body Barefoot

Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: Propriometric Press

ISBN: 9780989653985

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 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

Author: Suzanne Wylde

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 162317175X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 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.

Dynamic Aging

I Intend to Live Forever, So Far So Good!

Author: Joy Sloan Jinks

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517298692

Category: Aging

Page: 340

View: 4439

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Dynamic Aging offers a journey, exploration using yourself as a research subject to embrace strategies that will lead to a richer, fuller life in the years after retirement. The realization that ten thousand people retire every day is staggering. People who are above one hundred are the fastest growing segment of society. The implications for health care, recreation, housing, Social Security and Medicare are mind-boggling. Futurists are trying to project possible solutions to the demands these changes will bring. Those who are living these dramatic changes can resolve to be involved in the dialogue and offer experience-based wisdom to move us to the next point of discussion: individually; as a social group; and, as a society. At every transition point in life we have the recurrent dilemma of figuring out our role all over again. We have learned to recreate ourselves at each developmental stage of life: i.e. childhood, teenager, young adult, parent, career, retirement, and beyond. Can you remember the challenges of going from childhood to pre-teen, then teen years, adulthood, career, possibly marriage and parenting? As we recall these times, we realize how much we have learned along the way that can be applied to the next development stage which Leif Erickson calls "generativity versus stagnation." If, indeed, as social scientists predict, we are going to be living much longer lives, it behooves us to model a new way of being that will change the present paradigm on aging. The generation of the Baby Boomers has the challenge and the opportunity to create new input that will impact present and future attitudes toward aging. In the final analysis this book is about empowerment. Empowerment is defined by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), as a "long term process affected by and resulting in changes in norms, values, rules, institutions and social relations." As this generation of new retirees determines to look squarely into the face of the present paradigm, see its flaws, its limiting belief systems, its prejudices, we can begin to ask the questions, challenge the assumptions, and demonstrate a new way of living. Dynamic Aging is a beginning. The psycho-spiritual practices that are offered in the book can be a grand experiment in soul work for those approaching these most rewarding and challenging years

Movement Matters

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905367771

Category:

Page: 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.

Lady Bits

Understand Your Body, Elevate Your Health, And Reclaim Your Spark Naturally

Author: Brianne Grogan

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483554449

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 257

View: 9220

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Approachable and highly readable, Lady Bits offers empowering health information and simple tools to elevate your well-being and tap into your sensuality. Part women’s health text, part sex manual, and part chatting over a glass of wine with your best friend, Lady Bits is a comprehensive guide that will help you understand, care for, and LOVE your unique female body. With two free digital workouts and a 14-Day Action Guide, the information found in this program is practical and eye-opening – ideal for women of all ages. You will learn: -Why your mojo has left the building...and how to get it back! -Rarely discussed information about your unique female anatomy and physiology -Kegel exercises: are they good, bad, or indifferent? -Changes to expect as you age, including lessons and stories from real women like you -How to assess for diastasis recti, and precautions to take if you have it -How to find and properly strengthen your "inner core" -What "clean eating" means, and simple steps you can take to improve your diet -How to accept and embrace your body, including a "Body Image Bootcamp" with solutions for improving body confidence and self-love -Three steps to better sex, including specific instructions for using your inner core muscles to enhance intimacy -Realistic ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes into your daily life Benefits include: -A strong, toned body -A strong, pain free back -Improved posture and balance -Improved bladder control -An amped up sex drive -Longer, more intense orgasms -Confidence, energy, and radiance that others will notice Lady Bits is written for women, by a woman who understands the unique needs of females: mind, body, and spirit. Before a woman’s intimate life improves she must learn to love herself, get to know her body, and feel relaxed and secure in her own skin. Lady Bits helps readers to do just that, with the voice of a friendly, practical guide leading the way. Tune into your body and reclaim your spark! You don’t have to be an expert, but every woman should know a bit.

Change Your Age

Using Your Body and Brain to Feel Younger, Stronger, and More Fit

Author: Frank Wildman

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746114

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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In the tradition of Thomas Hanna's Somatics and Pete Egoscue's Pain Free, Frank Wildman's Change Your Age offers a proven program for improving health, vitality, and fitness at any age. By integrating the body and mind to achieve greater coordination, agility, balance, and performance, you can improve every aspect of your life, from everyday to high-performance activities. No matter your age or condition, Change Your Age will add years of easy mobility to your life, and promises that you can stay fit, healthy, toned, and active throughout midlife and beyond, without injury or pain.

Full-body Flexibility

Author: Jay Blahnik

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736090363

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 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.

Exercise for Older Adults

ACE's Guide for Fitness Professionals

Author: Cedric X. Bryant,Daniel J. Green

Publisher: Coaches Choice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 291

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Exercise for Older Adults: ACE's Guide for Fitness Professionals (Second Edition) offers a timely update of this go-to resource for the fitness industry. Original authors have added new information to their chapters, and four new contributors lend their expertise to the book. Each chapter provides comprehensive guidelines for fitness professionals who serve the older adult population, covering subjects such as physiology, health challenges, communication and motivation techniques, exercise modes and techniques, basic strength training guidelines, and more.

Aging Backwards

10 Years Younger and 10 Years Lighter in 30 Minutes a Day

Author: Miranda Esmonde-White

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 9780345814081

Category: Aging

Page: 288

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"From PBS personality and injury prevention and recovery specialist Miranda Esmond-White comes an eye-opening guide to anti-aging, arming readers with tools they need to turn back the hands of time"--Provided by publisher.

Pelvic Power

Mind/body Exercises for Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Balance for Men and Women

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780871272591

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 119

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Combining scientific principles with movement and imagery exercises that are both effective and fun, this book demonstrates how to create a stronger body by toning the pelvic floor. Focusing on the biomechanics of the pelvic floor, which acts as a support for the inner organs and contains a passage for the urethra, the sex organs, and the rectum, this guide shows how the pelvic floor plays an important role in almost all movements, balance, and body posture. The exercises train the muscles and joints and improve the tone of the organs, thereby increasing energy flow, eliminating incontinence, and keeping sexual organs healthy. The mind-body techniques are used to increase awareness of this part of the body and to improve sexual stamina.

Life after the Diagnosis

Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers

Author: Steven Pantilat,Steven Pantilat, M.D.

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738219541

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 999

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In Life After the Diagnosis, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in palliative care, shares innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness, outlines the steps that patients should take, and demystifies the medical system. He makes sense of what doctors say, what they actually mean, and how to get the best information to help make the best medical decisions. Dr. Pantilat covers everything from the first steps after the diagnosis and finding the right caregiving and support, to planning your future so your loved ones don't have to. He offers advice on how to tackle the most difficult treatment decisions and discussions and shows readers how to choose treatments that help more than they hurt, stay consistent with their values and personal goals, and live as well as possible for as long as possible.

The Interstitial Cystitis Solution

A Holistic Plan for Healing Painful Symptoms, Resolving Bladder and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and Taking Back Your Life

Author: Nicole Cozean,Jesse Cozean

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1631593277

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 6509

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Take Control of Your Interstitial Cystitis Treatment with this Comprehensive Guide! Interstitial cystitis (IC), also called painful bladder syndrome, is a complex bladder pain condition that can be confusing, frustrating, and debilitating. Successful treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach that often features a combination of medication, physical therapy, dietary and lifestyle changes, alternative medicine, and more. The Interstitial Cystitis Solution has all the information you need, all in one place. It provides scientific reviews and evaluations of potential treatments, along with a helpful treatment plan tailored to your specific symptoms and lifestyle. The information is presented in an accessible way, with real-life examples from the author, who has treated hundreds of patients who have found relief from their symptoms with the holistic treatment plan outlined in this book. This comprehensive guide allows you to take control of your healing and will restore sanity to the insane world of conflicting diagnoses, treatments, and advice.

Fascial Fitness

How to Be Vital, Elastic and Dynamic in Everyday Life and Sport

Author: Robert Schleip,Johanna Bayer

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367719

Category:

Page: 224

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Anyone who wants an active, mobile and painless everyday life should be aware of the importance of their connective tissue! Understanding of connective tissue has greatly increased in recent years in physiotherapy, sports science and medicine. Muscular connective tissue - known as fascia - plays an important role in health, well-being and mobility, as it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of the internal organs and forms the basis for a beautiful body shape. Connective tissue can work in the same way as your other muscles, responding to stress and nerve signals and, if it gets tangled or glued together, causing pain and problems with movement. Fascia should therefore be specifically exercised - but 10 minutes twice a week is all you need. In this book, leading German fascia researcher and Rolfing practitioner Robert Schleip describes how recent research findings can be translated into a practical exercise program for everyday use.

You Are Your Own Gym

The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

Author: Mark Lauren,Joshua Clark

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034552859X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape For men and women of all athletic abilities! As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before. Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body. From the Trade Paperback edition.