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Just Move!: A New Approach to Fitness After 50 Review

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Conventional wisdom states that getting fit when you are older is very difficult, if not downright impossible.

However, James P. Owens set out to prove that wisdom wrong with his book, Just Move!: A New Approach to Fitness After 50.

Key Features

  • Authored by former Wall Street veteran and motivational speaker James P. Owen
  • Step by step guide to getting fit after 50
  • Just over 200 pages of information
  • Comes in paperback format

Like all great books, this one begins with a motivational story.

While you can read the full story elsewhere, the gist of it is that James P. Owen spent a lifetime on Wall Street.

However, after spending most of his life behind he was a desk he was quite out of shape.

At the age of almost 70, most wouldn’t have the energy to try and get into shape, but James P. Owen worked hard to get into shape.

Seeing the inadequate fitness strategies that were available to seniors, he decided to set out and write a book full of proven fitness strategies for people over the age of 50.

The book itself is fairly useful, it is a mixture of fitness strategies, wisdom, and some motivational quips.

What is in the book is incredibly useful and it is laid out helpfully.

The book follows a step by step strategy. Step 1 involves looking at the issues involved in living a nonactive lifestyle, with a special focus on why it is bad for older people.

As the book progresses through steps, the reader will be given more and more useful fitness information.

Of particular use is the book’s focus on “functional fitness.”

For those who don’t know functional fitness is a fitness regimen focused on training for everyday activities.

Seniors often struggle to do basic tasks like getting up, walking moderate distances, etc. Functional fitness aims to make those activities easier for seniors through targeted exercises.

Overall, the book is easy to read but it comes with two major flaws.

Firstly, it is only available as a paperback. So, for those of you who can only read eBooks or audiobooks, you are out of luck.

Secondly, the book is a bit on the short side.

At just under 300 pages, it feels like the book could afford to be a bit longer.

The information contained inside is useful, but you end up wishing that there was more to it.

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