This step-by-step guide, written by a best-selling author and former Wall Street titan, provides all the information—and inspiration—you need to feel better, reduce aches and pains, and push back against aging with a personalized fitness program that’s right for you.
Whatever your fitness goals or preferences, this book is designed to help you pursue the health program that works for you.
An inspirational speaker, author, and former Wall Street rainmaker, Jim Owen was 70 when he decided he had to get fit. Years of a chair-bound lifestyle were taking their toll. Realizing that the old bodybuilding approach was no way to tackle the stiffness, weakness, and aches and pains that come with age, he set off on a journey of discovery and transformation. With help from the experts, he developed a common-sense, step-by-step program that can be tailored to any level of physical ability. Along the way he learned why cardio machines aren’t enough, what it takes to be “functionally fit” for daily life, and how to stay motivated. Today, Owen is in better shape than he was at 25, and he is a passionate evangelist for fitness as a way of life. He has proved that you don’t have to be powerless in the face of advancing years: if you make a commitment to “just move,” you can take charge of the aging process and make your coming years the best they can be.
The book is divided into two sections, with the first providing fascinating information and the second showing step-by-step details of how to put the best fitness principles into practice.
“Jim Owen, whose book “Just Move! A New Approach to Fitness After 50” ($22.99, National Geographic) just hit bookstore shelves, has a simple message for those of us over 50: Quit sitting around so much.” –Austin American Statesman
“No matter what your current level of physical activity is, this guide can get you moving more and feeling better.” –SeniorHomes.com
“The book is well-written, entertaining and educational at the same time, and amply illustrated with charts and graphics that reinforce the text. Owen also covers important peripheral topics such as nutrition, choice of footwear, types of exercise equipment, and the comparative benefits of working out at home versus a gym.” –50 Forte
“Owens shares how to put his fitness principles into practice. The former self-described “certified couch potato,” who never misses an opportunity to move, was dancing as he chatted.” –Get Old
“According to Owen, cardio work alone isn’t enough. Core work, flexibility, balance and strength training are essential, too. And no amount of exercise will make up for a poor diet.” –Star Tribune