Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76#ad - Bears, deer, eagles, owls, hawks, coyotes, pronghorn, moose, turkey vultures, and endless supplies of squirrels and chipmunks share the world through which she walked. Everyday challenges of completing seemingly endless miles, encountering new adventures, sometimes with friends and much of the time solo, brought Mary to the first pages of this book on a glorious day sighting two grizzly bears and completing long-distance hiking's Triple Crown at age 76.
Throughout this inspirational journey, Mary shares the perspective of an aging adult. Hikers of many ages and walks of life labeled with colorful monikers called trail names, and trail angels, planned and total surprises, grace her journey. Adventure on national Scenic Trails does not need to end when one is old.
Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76 #ad - Challenges of failing body parts add drama and obstacles to be overcome like rocks in the trail or adapted to like the trails that wind slowly up steep mountains. Come along and experience long trails with the Old Lady on The Trail. Not beginning long-distance hiking until age 60, the challenges of desert, mary takes us with her on her trail journeys to experience encounters with the beauty of wilderness from the Eastern ranges of the Appalachian Trail, granite and thick forests of the Pacific Crest Trail, snow, and the rugged and the remote grandeur of the Continental Divide Trail.
Along the way, she introduces the Trail Community.
Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body MobilityPropriometrics Press #ad - Dynamic aging: - is geared to a 50+ audience- includes exercises and postural adjustments that require no special equipment and include modifications for all fitness levels- Will teach you how to move for healthy feet, improved balance, and activities of daily life- Will help all readers move and feel betterAlongside Bowman’s instructions are the stories, experiences, and advice of four women over seventy-five who’ve used these principles and exercises for years.
Biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman shares exercises and habit modifications for varying fitness and mobility levels. From hiking in the mountains to climbing ladders and walking on cobblestones with ease, if you change how you move, each of these women embodies the book’s message: No matter where you’re starting, you can change how you feel.
Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility #ad - What if your pain and lack of mobility isn’t due to your age, but your habits? What if changing how you move can change how you feel, better balance, especially for healthy feet, no matter your age? Dynamic Aging is an exercise guide to restoring movement, and the activities of daily life. Along the way they found recommended surgeries unnecessary, regained strength and mobility, and ended up moving more than they did when they were a decade younger.
How the WILD EFFECT Turned Me into a Hiker at 69: An Appalachian Trail AdventureBettie Youngs Books / Burres Books #ad - It was the wild effect! record numbers of women were taking to the trails after reading Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir. How would it feel to leave your familiar life behind--even for a little while? It wasn't the wildlife, the scenery, the fresh air, or the promise of a simple life that drew retired editor Jane Congdon into the woods.
This is her fascinating and humorous account of life in a land of bears, trail town stops, volatile weather, wild pigs, and the personalities she met along the way—and how a long-distance hike changed her perceptions of both Mother Nature and human nature. Like many others, alone, 200 miles hiking with partners, logging in 1, yet she spent 17 weeks on the Appalachian Trail, Jane had little hiking experience, and with a glass good-luck charm named Ms.
Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir TrailAcorn Publishing #ad - She is fifty, overweight, asthmatic, with arthritic knees. But will inner strength be enough? Given her grim circumstances, she chooses to believe her husband’s words: even ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Lori oliver-Tierney is every woman with a dream. Trudging along, lori walks most of the trail alone, and eventually loses her way.
Lost on the trail lori is forced to dig deep into her soul to find the strength to go on. She can’t breathe and is using her asthma inhaler with alarming frequency. It soon becomes painfully apparent her hiking partner, Debra, can hardly stand her. And like so many married women with children, she’s lost herself.
Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail #ad - When she decides to hike the john muir trail, considered by many to be the most challenging and beautiful part of the 2, 650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, she’s sure it will help her reconnect with the adventurous girl inside. But by the end of the first day, Lori realizes she may have made a huge mistake.
Monstrous bleeding blisters oozing with pus line the backs of her heels.
Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement Expanded EditionPropriometrics Press #ad - Hailed as offering a pioneering and paradigm-shifting perspective on exercise, and simple lifestyle changes to free ourselves from the diseases of affluence and discover our naturally healthy, 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 lifestyleMove Your DNA contains corrective exercises, habit modifications, reflex-driven selves.
. From couch potatoes to professional athletes, readers love Katy's humorous, new parents to seniors, passionate, and above all science-based guide to restoring your body through natural movement. Move your dna is a landmark in explaining biomechanics. Dr. Now with an exercise glossary and three-level exercise program!Accessible and fascinating, Move Your DNA is a game-changer in the world of health, fitness, and movement science.
Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement Expanded Edition #ad - A new expanded edition of the bestselling Move Your DNA. Joan vernikos former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals.
Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal FootwearPropriometrics Press #ad - Barefoot enthusiasts say ditching your shoes is essential for optimal whole-body function. Doctors say minimalist shoes cause injury. Who’s right? what if they both are?in whole body barefoot, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains how both sides are right and wrong by broadening the perspective of over-simplified "shoes are good" or "shoes are bad" arguments.
Using evolutionary-based and biomechanics arguments, Bowman demonstrates that shoes, in a modern context, have purpose, but that the trade-off for protection can be reduced whole-body health if we don't pick the right shoes for our body and skill-level. Any body can transition to a less invasive shoe through thoughtful progressions of corrective exercise, movement patterns, and shoe selection.
. To avoid injury and maximize physical benefit, it is essential to make the transition with care. Whole body barefoot covers:• While barefoot is natural, the surfaces we frequent most are not. Your foot legs, hips, etc. Have adapted to footwear, affecting more of your parts than you realize. Swapping your shoes can expose your body to new loads and ranges of motion you might not be ready for.
Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear #ad - Training the small, weight-bearing parts of your body requires a smart progression. With clear, bowman gets to the root of how shoes affect more than just feet, why we can't throw our old shoes out the window, science-based explanations, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to more natural footwear safely and effectively.
Alignment Matters: A revised edition of The First Five Years of Katy SaysPropriometrics Press #ad - Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about movement. But before bowman became well known, she wrote down her ideas on movement and alignment in a blog called Katy Says. Since mainstream media caught wind, movement-based lifestyle, Bowman's furniture-free home, and scientific explanations of why we need to move have become staples in national health publications and online media around the world.
Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, her clear, engaging text lays out a “user’s manual” for the human body, including stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest psoas. Alignment matters contains the first five years of her posts, organized to function as a primer to alignment and better movement, and also to Bowman’s more complex books.
Alignment Matters: A revised edition of The First Five Years of Katy Says #ad - Bowman's move your dna 2014, which explores the difference between exercise and movement, caused a mini-revolution in health and wellness circles. Troubleshoot your human machine and resolve the deeper alignment issues affecting your health. Withalignment matters, complex, readers will gain a better understanding of the incredible, and always fascinating human body.
Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of MovementPropriometrics Press #ad - Here she widens her “you are how you move” message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature. Bowman explores:• how convenience often means less movement, often hilarious, movement matters demonstrates that human movement is powerful and important, community, and that living a movement-filled life is perhaps the most joyful and efficient way to transform your body, and always compassionate, 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 movementUnapologetically direct, and world.
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.
Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy FeetBenBella Books #ad - Bowman’s simple, innovative program will help you naturally address lower-leg and foot issues such as:- Hammertoes- Bunions- Plantar fasciitis- Poor posture and alignmentBowman walks you gently through exercises to strengthen your feet, accessible, what shoes you should and should not be wearing, and how these choices affect your overall footand whole-body!health.
Simple steps to foot pain relief will teach you how healthy feet work optimally and help you put your best foot forward on the path toward moving with greater ease. Back with an expanded edition of her popular book Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, biomechanist Katy Bowman has created a new version for both men and women in all walks of life.
Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet #ad - With updated material and new visuals that illustrate exactly how to strengthen and mobilize your feet, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will show you how to change the way you move your body to prevent pain, heal your feet, and halt damage to the rest of your body. Don’t just treat your foot painstrengthen your feet to prevent it.
Wilderness, The Gateway To The Soul: Spiritual Enlightenment Through WildernessWild Soul Press #ad - Could wilderness be our only hope? As our culture removes itself from the natural world, something very essential has been lost. Happiness is yours for the taking, if you just let nature back into your life. What will you find? is there a greater truth hidden deep in the cracks and fissures of the Earth? You'll adore this love letter to Mother Earth because it captures the essence of what wilderness and solitude can offer to the human soul.
Backpacking mostly solo, stillman leads us to the heart of the American Wilderness, where nature works her magic to heal and transform your life. But there is still one place we can go to get it back. Get it now. In this riveting book, ancient magic, Stillman guides us on a trip to uncover timeless wisdom, and a Gateway to the Soul.
Wilderness, The Gateway To The Soul: Spiritual Enlightenment Through Wilderness #ad - Come along on a spiritual journey, smartphones and noisy machines, away from a chaotic world of details, to a place that is unspoiled, untamed, obligations, and free.