• Move Your DNA

  • Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement
  • By: Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by: Katy Bowman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-24-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Propriometrics Press
  • 4.6 (672 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

”Move Your DNA is a landmark in explaining biomechanics." - Dr. Joan Vernikos former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals.
This new expanded edition of the bestselling Move Your DNA features an exercise glossary and three-level exercise program, accessible to audiobook listeners in the FREE EXERCISE PROGRAM PDF DOWNLOAD!
Accessible and fascinating, Move Your DNA is a game-changer in the world of health, fitness, and movement science. Hailed as offering a pioneering and 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 help those of all strengths and fitness levels transition to a movement-rich lifestyle
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.
The "movement is not optional" argument is so convincing, this audiobook was designed to be listened to while walking - each chapter listing the mileage for that section. An average walker will complete 20 miles while listening!
©2014 Katy Bowman (P)2014 Katy Bowman
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By Sara on 01-17-16

Human Kinetics Explored & Motivation To Get Moving

Bowman is very upbeat in her narration and presents a new way to look at exercise and activity. The explanations of how movement effects our bodies down to the cellular level are fascinating. This book will change the way you think about the dynamics of health, strength and what is considered healthy exercise. Bowman is all about healing chronic physical issues using body mechanics, kinesiology and prescribed movement.

I had read some negative reviews for the recorded book because people found the "exercises" too complicated to understand without pictures. The verbal descriptions being too hard to follow. So I bought a used copy of the paperback book instead of buying the recorded version. Suffice it to say that the physical book just sat on the shelf--not being something that sparked my interest enough to really engage.

Then I went back and checked the reviews here again and found several positive comments about how motivating the audio recording was. So I bought the audible book too. Success! I find having the motivational quality of the author's reading and the physical book with the photos to be the perfect mix.

Be prepared to have everything you thought you knew about exercise and building a strong body turned upside down. Really worth the time. I would suggest starting with the recorded version first and seeing if you need the back up of a print version once you've listened. For me, having both versions has really worked. In hindsight, it might have been enough to have borrowed the print book from the library just until I got the images down and understood the visual concepts. Either way, a highly recommended listen.

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By Z on 05-04-17

How To Get The PDF

If you could sum up Move Your DNA in three words, what would they be?

Natural, healing movement.

What did you like best about this story?

Katy presents some incredibly scientific and in-depth information in a way that is always fascinating and entertaining.

Which scene was your favorite?

The explanation of kyphosis.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Ha--to listen while sitting really defeats the purpose with this one! Katy specifically wants you to take advantage of the audio format and MOVE while listening. And no, it's not the type of book you want to listen to in one go. You need time to absorb all the information.

Any additional comments?

Yes, and this is important! TO ALL THOSE LOOKING FOR IT: THERE IS INDEED A PDF THAT INCLUDES ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS AND VISUALS IN THE BOOK. <br/><br/>If you go to your library on a desktop, you will see it. Please make sure you download it--it's really key to understanding this book properly.

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By NKH on 05-01-15

Well worth a listen

A fantastic book to challenge dominant ideas about exercise and movement. Theoretically interesting and practically helpful. Well worth a listen.

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By colin chambers on 11-07-14

Absolutely fascinating and very inspiring

What did you like best about this story?

Its applicable nature and the amount of information shared.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

It does get quite technical. I'm fine with that but it's worth being aware that you will learn a lot about how your body works and a lot of new terms.

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By Melinda - YarnderWoman on 01-19-17

Life Changing

As someone who eats quite well but just can't get into the mindset of exercising, this book opened my eyes to the importance of movement (as opposed to "exercise").

The author gives fantastic analogies and examples and breaks things down to repeated "a-ha" moments.

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By Shelley on 06-01-15

Putting an interesting spin on how we move

Katy's well researched and very interesting approach to how we look after our bodies (or don't!) is outside the square, but makes perfect sense. This is a book everyone who has an interest in quality of life - and taking personal responsibility for it - should read. I loved it all.

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