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If you are over fifty years old and realizing that you have slowed down and have more aches and pains than you used to, we received a new book that may help you.
Dynamic Aging is a new book by biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman. In it she shows how our pain and lack of mobility may not be due to our age, but rather our habits. Changing how we move can change how we feel. She gives instructions for exercises and habit modifications that can drastically improve our lives. She shares the experiences of four women over age seventy-five who have used her principles for years. They are now able to move better and feel better than they did a decade ago.
While the book contains detailed instructions and illustrations for many helpful exercises, the author also includes many ways to incorporate more movement into our regular activities. She shows how simply correcting our posture can make a huge difference in how we feel. There are diagrams that demonstrate how sitting, standing, and walking correctly can eliminate many of our aches and pains. Each section of the book contains comments and advice from the women who have successfully used the methods.
The author says that the exercises and modifications described in the book can be used for people of all ages and mobility levels. She does stress, however, that safety precautions should be taken, and that everyone should check with a medical professional before starting any exercise program.