• Movement Matters

  • Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement
  • By: Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by: Katy Bowman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-27-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Propriometrics Press
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (142 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

What if we can make ourselves, our communities, and our planet healthier all at the same time by moving our bodies more?
Movement Matters is a collection of essays in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking investigation of the mechanics of our sedentary culture and the profound potential of human movement. Here she widens her message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature. Bowman explores:



How convenience often means less movement, not more time
The missing movement nutrients in our food
How to include more nature in education
The impact of adding movement to permaculture and ecological models
Our 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 living a movement-filled life is perhaps the most joyful and efficient way to transform your body, community, and world.
©2016 Katy Bowman (P)2016 Katy Bowman
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5 out of 5 stars
By P. J. Hoyt on 05-22-17

Love, love, love Katy Bowman and her heart of gold!

Informative? Absolutely! You will learn volumes here but it's all spoken with a passion and an "I believe in you" spirit that got me skipping the gym and doing about a million squats to clear the cabin yard of flammable pine cones with the happiest sweat ever!
I love the principles Katy teaches but even more, I love the fabulous beginner ideas she suggests. TV is now unacceptable unless I'm simultaneously stretching my glutes on the floor. And I can't wait to find some elderly neighbors with a lemon or fruit tree for whom I can harvest.
It is an amazing concept, this outsourcing that Katy discusses throughout the text. I cannot believe how many ways it applies now that my eyes are open. I feel like I took the blue pill, or is it the red? I always mix that up. Whichever one allows you to see what's really going on (or the matrix). This is one of those special books that help us get familiar with the eye opening content that tends to abide in the "don't know that we don't know realm". And then helps us take action once we know!
Be sure to catch "Move Your DNA" and "Whole Body Barefoot". And the "Fix Your Feet" one is a lifesaver for me. I'm finally back to long walks again. Enjoy them all!
Thank you Katy! I probably walked 20 miles and cooked several dinners "reading" this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 01-02-17

life changing

Really makes you question modern lifestyles and the quality of the science behind what is normal for human beings.

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By LoubyLou on 01-06-17

Another amazing and thought provoking book

I have read / listened to all of Katy's books and although this one is quite different, it was another fantastic book. There are no exercises to follow in this book but many suggestions as to how we can 'stack our lives' to move more and generally accomplish more whilst limiting the effect of our choices on the planet and all those that inhabit it.

I am sure that I will listen to this several times, something that I have only ever done once before and that was for 'Move Your DNA'

Katy again reads the book herself which I think enhances the messages.

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5 out of 5 stars
By B.Lyness on 02-22-18

A deep insight into human movement

Such an interesting book & much deeper than I thought it was going to be, Katy makes you think about the impact of certain issues to a far greater degree than I thought possible & broadens your scope with the ramifications of scientific studies or movement problems in today's society.

I'll have to listen to it again for more of it to sink in but she's written & narrated an absolutely superb book.

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By Charlie on 06-04-17

100% thought provoking.

this should be a must read for all. makes you really think about the decline of the human race and reliance on fixes for poor living choices. love the authors way of thinking.

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By Ellyn Bicknell on 05-11-17

One for the virtual bookshelf

Thank you for encouraging and inspiring my life further in this wonderful direction it is heading in- towards a more 'wild' and 'natural' connection with the movements of the human body and the world around it.

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