Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear
Author: Bowman, Katy
Edition: First Thus
Number Of Pages: 134
Publisher: Propriometrics Press
Release Date: 05-04-2015
Details: Product Description
The definitive, award-winning guide to strengthening your feet and transitioning to minimal footwear
How can we unlock whole-body movement when our feet have been bound for decades? Is it as simple as kicking off our shoe-shackles and releasing our feet into the wild? Whole Body Barefoot will help you safely and effectively transition to minimal footwear, reaping the enormous benefits of freeing your feet without injuring yourself along the way.
Whole Body Barefoot presents:
How conventional shoes can cause your body to lose mobility and muscle
The importance of walking on natural surfaces
The corrective exercises that can transition hour shoe-adapted feet and legs
“Vitamin Texture”―and how the latest research on toe-walking and texture might mean that barefoot time is essential to walking
With clear, science-based explanations, Katy lays out the issues and created by conventional shoes and artificial environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to more natural footwear safely and effectively.
With over twenty exercises, this is a must-have resource for anyone hoping to restore lost foot function, and improve their health…naturally!
It was SO GOOD! I read it cover to cover, and will be keeping it for future reference. It feels strange to say that about a book focused on the musculature and bone structure of the human foot, but it's true. For one thing, Katy Bowman has a great sense of humor, and that makes the topic way more lively and entertaining that I ever would have thought possible."--Devastate Boredomdevastateboredom.com/2015/10/what-to-read-and-what-not-to-read-2.html
What if I told you that I read an incredibly funny book that is sophisticatedly written, based on real scientific data, easy-to-understand, and practical enough for daily use? You'd probably think I was crazy, but I'm not!
Whole Body Barefoot is such a book, and I would strongly encourage every bipedal human being on the planet to pick up a copy....
I truly admire anyone who can make me laugh and learn at the same time, especially when it comes to my favorite subject of all, the body. I also enjoy someone who has the ability to take sophisticated and sometimes confusing terms or principles and break them down into practical bits of information that are applicable to daily life.
Whole Body Barefoot does this time and again, and it's one of the most important reasons I adore the book the so much.
--Preston Ray Fitness
About the Author
Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the Movement movement,biomechanist Katy Bowman is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her eight books, including the groundbreaking
Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide.
Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movementecology to academic and scientific audiences such as the AncestralHealth Summit and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Herwork is regularly featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBCRadio One, the
Seattle Times, the Joe Rogan Experience, and
One of Maria Shriver's "Architects of Change" and an America Walks "Womanof the Walking Movement," Bowman consults on educational and livingspace design to encourage movement-rich habitats. She has worked withcompanies like Patagonia as well as non-profits to ensure diversesocioeconomic groups benefit from her "move more, move more of you, andmove better" message. Her movement education company, NutritiousMovement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.