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Built to Move

On sale

6th April 2023

Price: £18.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781398708693

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THE SUNDAY TIMES & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“The definitive guide for building an all-round healthy and high-performing body and mind.”
Andrew Huberman, professor of neuroscience, Stanford University, and host of the Huberman Lab podcast

The sit-and-rise test that can predict your likely lifespan
The one-leg balance that indicates your risk of being seriously injured in a fall
The floor-sit and squat moves that could reduce your chance of arthritic hip pain by up to 90%

Your body is built to move, but do you know how to give it what it needs for lifelong strength and mobility?

After decades spent working with pro-athletes and Olympians, mobility pioneers Kelly and Juliet Starrett began thinking about the physical wellbeing of the rest of us. What makes a durable human at any age? How do we continue to feel great and function well as we grow older in a world of technology-dependence and sedentary living?

The answers lie in a simple formula for basic mobility maintenance: 10 tests + 10 physical practices = 10 ways to make your body work better. These tests involve no cardio, no strength training and are achievable at any fitness level.

Organised around ten assessments and ten physical practices that anyone can do, Built to Move is designed to improve the way your body feels – less stiffness! fewer aches and pains! – and boost the overall quality of your life, no matter how you spend your time.

This book is your game plan for the long game.

“There is no body this book will not revolutionise.”
Melissa Urban, cofounder of Whole30

“My dream come true – a way to get ahead of injuries before they happen.”
Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run

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Reviews

Michael Easter, bestselling author of The Comfort Crisis
Built to Move is a must-read for anyone with a body - that is to say, you. The Starretts have written a sweeping yet easy-to-understand and practical guide for anyone who wants to live healthier in the 21st century, from professional athletes to those well beyond retirement age. The book's strength lies in how it blends the authors' decades of cutting-edge practice with breaking science to help us live longer and better. Critically, Built to Move inspires action. It changed how I live my life, and I'm better for it. It'll do the same for you.
David Epstein, bestselling author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World
Built to Move is a game-changer. Most fitness books stop at the proverbial gym door; the Starretts crash through that door and show that the most important work for better health happens outside the gym, and it's available to literally everyone.
Ben Greenfield, author, coach, and speaker
We take it for granted that our complex bodies will just keep on going forever in excellent condition, which is like buying a Ferrari and leaving it sitting out in the weather all year long, for years on end, and expecting it to just continue to work perfectly. This book needs to be the curriculum for any human who moves and desires to move well. Read it. Your body will thank you.