The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More
Our kids are moving less than any other generation in human history; indoor time and screen time have skyrocketed. As adults and kids turn more to “convenient,” tech-based solutions, tasks that once required head-to-toe use of our muscles and bones can be done with a click and a swipe. Without realizing it, we’ve traded convenience for the movement-rich environment that our physical, mental, and environmental health depends on.
But there’s good news: While the problem feels massive, the solution is simple…and fun!
Grow Wild not only breaks down the ‘big ideas’ behind movement as a nutrient, it serves as a field guide—how to spot all the movement opportunities we’re currently missing.
Bowman, a leader in the Movement movement, has written Grow Wild to show where movement used to fit into the activities of daily life and more importantly, how it can again.
Grow Wild provides practical, everyday, nature-rich ideas on how to let kids move their DNA while doing things they’ll love. The book features:
- Tools to bring nature into your home and play
- “Study sessions” that make movement research more accessible to laypersons
- Success stories from parents, grandparents, teachers
- 100+ full-color photographs of kids and families moving
Children and their families can thrive by learning to move more inside, adventure more outside, and grow wild in any environment.
“Grow Wild is a beautifully illustrated deep dive into how to intentionally create your family life to contain more movement, nature connection, nutrition, and well-being. This book helps combat the epidemic of the sedentary lifestyle that is greatly impacting all of us, but especially children.”—Dan Corcoran, Wilderness Awareness School’s Program Director
About the Author
Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S. 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 movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences such as the Ancestral Health Summit and the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. Her work is regularly featured in diverse media such as The Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, the Joe Rogan Experience, and Good Housekeeping.
Katy directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, consults on research and on movement-rich community and educational space design, and spends as much time as possible moving outside with her husband and children.