Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement (Paperback)
Human beings have always moved for what they need until recently. We know how a lack of movement impacts our bodies but how does culture-wide sedentarism impact the world?
Movement Matters is a Foreword Indies GOLD-winning collection of essays, in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking presentation on the interconnectedness of nature, human movement, and the environment.
Here Bowman widens the "there is more to movement than exercise" message she presented in Move Your DNA and invites us to consider this idea: human movement is a part of the ecosystem.
Movement Matters explores how we make ourselves, our communities, and our planet healthier all at the same time by moving our bodies more as well as:
- how did we become so sedentary? Where did all the movement go? (Hint: convenience often saves us movement, not time.)
- the missing "movement nutrients" in our food
- how to include more nature in education
- why ecosystem models need to include human movement
- the human 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 going beyond exercise and living a movement-filled life is perhaps the most joyful and efficient way to transform your body, community, and world. A must read for exercise teachers, environmentalists, and those wanting simple, accessible ways to take action for a better world.