Move Your DNA is one of the most important books I’ve ever read. If you’ve suspected ‘nutritious’ movement is as important to your health as nutritious food, you’re right. This book explains why.
–Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution
This informative analysis of natural exercises uses apt analogies to demonstrate how best to build strength…Bowman covers some complicated topics, including physics, biology, kinesiology, and mathematics, but her tone is light, conversational, and often humorous, making learning from her effortless. Skillful use of analogy and metaphor makes complex topics accessible. For example, Bowman explains that loads are akin to the bending and rustling of a tree on a windy day and that inactivity can lead to disease in a way similar to that of a confined orca that develops a floppy fin. Move Your DNA is enjoyable, convincing, and sure to change the way fitness buffs (and coach potatoes) move.
–Foreword HEALTH & FITNESS [Review of First Edition, November 2014]
This is a powerful, thought-provoking ‘must’ for any collection strong in not just health routines, but in healthscience.
–Midwest Book Review
I would recommend this book to everyone. Whether you’ve been doing thefitness thing for years or are an absolute beginner, you will find seeds of wisdom to help you move more and better. Move Your DNA is a paradigm shifter that acknowledges the complexity of modernmovement habits while also providing helpful ways to improve and grow.—Breaking Muscle [Review of First Edition]
A pioneering and necessary book and an instant classic.
–Eden G. Fromberg, DO, for The Huffington Post [Review of First Edition]
About the Author
Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the Movement movement,biomechanist Katy Bowman is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her eight books, including the groundbreaking Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide.
Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movementecology to academic and scientific audiences such as the AncestralHealth Summit and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Herwork is regularly featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBCRadio One, the Seattle Times, the Joe Rogan Experience, and Good Housekeeping.
One of Maria Shriver’s “Architects of Change” and an America Walks “Womanof the Walking Movement,” Bowman consults on educational and livingspace design to encourage movement-rich habitats. She has worked withcompanies like Patagonia as well as non-profits to ensure diversesocioeconomic groups benefit from her “move more, move more of you, andmove better” message. Her movement education company, NutritiousMovement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.
The bestselling, award-winning Move Your DNA is the foremost book in the Movement movement. It has shaken up the health and wellness world, spreading the message that this culture’s sedentarism has become pervasive, exercise is no longer a viable solution: movement is. Hailed as offering a paradigm-shifting perspective on exercise, this book: Explains how movement works right down to the cellular level Examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter-gatherer’s life and the movements in a convenience-riddled lifestyle Discusses the issues with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of a poor movement diet Contains a three-level movement program to begin transitioning readers of all strengths and fitness levels to a movement-rich life Move Your DNA contains corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes to free ourselves from the diseases of affluence and discover our naturally healthy, reflex-driven selves. From couch potatoes to professional athletes, new parents to seniors, readers love Katy’s humorous, passionate, and science-based guide to restoring your body through natural movement.