Move Your DNA (Paperback, 2017, Propriometrics Press) 4 stars

"In Move Your DNA, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains our deep need for movement - right …

Exercisers represent the movers in our culture, but exercisers themselves are sedentary most of the day when compared to hunter-gathering populations. The difference between a non-exerciser and someone who works out regularly is about three hundred minutes a week. For those who have ever started an exercise program, those extra three hundred minutes can be tricky to commit to, but when you do, you feel so much better. Imagine the difference between the average exerciser (moving about three hundred minutes a week) and the hunter-gatherer, who used his or her body eight hours a day (approximately three thousand minutes a week), and still took more time to rest than you do. The frequency the hunter-gatherer moved is tenfold to our movement frequency. The difference between three hundred and three thousand minutes of weekly loading is tremendous for all of our tissues.

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