Move Your DNA

Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, 2nd Edition

Paperback, 280 pages

Published May 1, 2017 by Propriometrics Press.

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4 stars (1 review)

"In Move Your DNA, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains our deep need for movement - right down to the cellular level. She also addresses up-to-the-minute questions, including : Is sitting really the new smoking? Are standing workstations helpful or harmful? What's the safest way to move toward minimal shoes? Are Kegels and core exercises solving problems or creating them? Do we really need cardio exercise? Does DNA predetermine our health as much as we are led to believe? Bowman also lays out a movement and lifestyle program accessible to everyone from the most sedentary to professional athletes."--Back cover.

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A big mental shift!

4 stars

Context: I'm big into exercise, an almost daily runner getting in 50-60 miles a week during the season. With that said, I had a hunch my lifestyle when I finished my runs wasn’t fantastic. So I picked up this book and I’m very glad I did!

Starting with the positives:

1) This book changed my relationship with movement. A bike ride can be exercise or movement. Exercise is forcing yourself on a 30 minute ride to move. Movement is riding your bike to the grocery store. Movement is a byproduct of your lifestyle. Exercise is a byproduct of lack of movement.

This mental shift exposes the toxic modern-day relationship we have with movement. Since we live such sedentary lives, we've invented this concept of 'exercise' to prescribe ourselves 20-60 minute intervals where we try to fit in all the movement we need into a single session. It's the closest thing …