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Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement

Katy Bowman

Human beings have always moved for what they need until recently. We know how a lack of movement impacts our bodies but how does culture-wide sedentarism impact the world?

Movement Matters is a Foreword Indies GOLD-winning collection of essays, in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking presentation on the interconnectedness of nature, human movement, and the environment.

Here Bowman widens the "there is more to movement than exercise" message she presented in Move Your DNA and invites us to consider this idea: human movement is a part of the ecosystem.

Movement Matters explores how we make ourselves, our communities, and our planet healthier all at the same time by moving our bodies more as well as:

  • how did we become so sedentary? Where did all the movement go? (Hint: convenience often saves us movement, not time.)
  • the missing "movement nutrients" in our food
  • how to include more nature in education
  • why ecosystem models need to include human movement
  • the human need for "Vitamin Community" and group movement.

Unapologetically direct, often hilarious, and always compassionate, Movement Matters demonstrates that human movement is powerful and important, and that going beyond exercise and living a movement-filled life is perhaps the most joyful and efficient way to transform your body, community, and world. A must read for exercise teachers, environmentalists, and those wanting simple, accessible ways to take action for a better world.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Propriometrics Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 30th, 2016
  • Pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 5.98in - 0.63in - 0.88lb
  • EAN: 9781943370030
  • Categories: HealingEcologyEssays

About the Author

Bowman, Katy: -

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 companies like 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.