Sod Sitting, Get Moving! is the must-have guide to keeping fit and healthy in your sixties, seventies and beyond. Specifically designed for older adults the exercises, stretches and strengthening movements will help keep you fit, strong and supple for the years ahead. You will feel better, look better and younger and reduce your risk of disability and dementia.
As we get older too many of us spend our time sitting and not exercising. This is a call to arms – a bonfire of the slippers! Walk more, get moving, get exercising, get fitter, and feel better! This handy book shows you how.
With easy exercise ideas created by Green Goddess and health and fitness expert Diana Moran, with text from Sir Muir Gray, author of the bestsellingSod Seventy!, this is the perfect present for yourself, or for anybody turning sixty, seventy or eighty!
"Now I've got this book's splendid exercise routine to follow without ever going near a gym . . . can't wait to start!" - Chris Tarrant, presenter
"Sod Sitting, Get Moving! is an excellent reminder that exercise is important to us all – whatever our age!" - Anne Diamond
"It’s excellent" - Vassos Alexander, BBC R2, Chris Evans Breakfast Show
"No gyms, no diet, no fuss: The any time, anywhere, age-busting exercise plan from TV’s Green Goddess Diana Moran . . . and pioneering NHS healthy living expert Sir Muir Gray" -Mail on Sunday
"Should be bought by anyone over sixty" - June Whitfield
"Sod Sitting, Get Moving! should be our watchword as we get older. Remember the body is like a machine – full of moving parts. If you don't keep them well-oiled and moving they will seize up. Be warned!" - Angela Rippon, OBE, broadcaster
"navigate the perils and celebrate the pleasures of ageing!" -Telegraph
"As I reach the ripe old age of 68, I am only too aware of exercising one's body and mind. I love walking, Pilates and reading. Sod Sitting, Get Moving! is the book to make sure that you can make activity fun – and you'll live longer." - Christopher Biggins, national treasure and King of the Jungle
"As we get older it's important to keep exercise going if we want to have a healthy life. A half hour walk every day can do us a lot of good. So that it doesn't become a chore it's worth doing something you really enjoy. For me it's swimming, and at the same time you can do lots of exercises which are much more gentle when you try them under the water. Get yourself a dog and get him/her to take you for a good stroll every day. Remember the old saying – use it or lose it – and Sod Sitting,Get Moving!" - David Hamilton, broadcaster
"I have always been a great believer in a healthy lifestyle and have been exercising since I was a young child growing up in Sri Lanka. Now in my sixties, I swim every day and train with weights at least three times a week. Exercise is so important to us all andSod Sitting, Get Moving! should be the bible for anyone over fifty. Get moving – it really is fun!" - David Wilkie, MBE, Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion
"Sod Sitting, Get Moving! is a book for everyone – but particularly for those in later years. As a working GP I see an increasing number of patients in their seventies and beyond. I recommend exercise as the first step to getting better. If we all took the advice in this excellent book we wouldn't need to prescribe quite so many pills." - Dr Dawn Harper, GP, TV presenter and author
"Sod Sitting, Get Moving! is a masterclass in motivation. I exercise and train a minimum of four times a week. It gives me a sense of wellbeing and makes me aware of my working body. It really has kept me youthful and I intend to carry on. I urge everyone to Sod Sitting, Get Moving! as Diana's book enthuses." - Jacques Azagury, designer
"Exercise is normally such a bore, but dancing is wonderful exercise and such fun. Exercise is even better when you move to music, as Diana recommends in this wonderful book. Buy it now and put a spring in your step." - Lionel Blair, entertainer
"I've known Diana Moran for years – and in her seventies she still looks in her fifties. If her secret is in this book I thoroughly recommend it. I'm fast realising that the older we get the more we need to stay active!" - Matthew Wright, broadcaster
"I know seventy is now much of an age nowadays. But when it actually happens to you (me), it's still a bit of a facer. So I agree that Diana's message should be a maxim for us all! And here are my simple exercises for the face: 1. Look up, not down. 2. Look forward, not back. 3. Raise the sides of the mouth. Hold for thirty years.
I don't know whether they work, but I'm keeping on with them just in case." - Sir Richard Stilgoe, singer and songwriter
"This book is a bible for anyone over sixty. As it recommends, I walk fast every single day for a minimum of half an hour and it has become such a part of my life that I barely notice it. I tend to shop locally so will always walk there and back; if I need to get a bus somewhere I'll walk a couple of stops further than I need to. I feel fitter than I've ever done, my weight has stayed the same for years and I sleep well. It costs nothing and you don't need special equipment. So Sod Sitting, Get Moving!" – it's worked for me. - Trudie Goodwin, The Bill and Emmerdale actress
"At 58 I know the need to keep active – whoever you are. I'm lucky to have maintained my fitness, I don't push the competitive boundaries these days, I just find joy in being active and being able to be active! As Diana recommends in her excellent book, activity can often just be simply walking and having the time and opportunity to commune with nature. Sod sitting – get active!" - Kriss Akabusi, MBE and gold medallist
"Sod Sitting, Get Moving! shows you how to move more and feel better" -Weight Watchers Magazine
"Grab a copy" -The Scotsman
"for those of us who are later on in life; those who haven’t exercised in a while; and those who can’t do the type of exercise they used to" -PositiveHealth
"It's time to get off the sofa.Sod Sitting, Get Moving! exposes how millions of the elderly could be helped through gentle exercise." -Darling Magazine
About the Authors:
Famous for being the BBC's Green Goddess fitness expert in the 80s, 35 years laters, Diana Moran still works as a health and fitness guru, broadcaster and writer. In her late 70s, Diana practices what she preaches, remaining fit and healthy by staying active from year to year.
Sir Muir Gray is author of Sod Seventy! Sod Sixty! (with Dr Claire Parker) and Sod it! Eat Well! with Anita Bean. Muir was the first Chief Knowledge Officer for the NHS and set up NHS Choices. He was the founding Director of the NHS National Screening Programmes, establishing programmes for cancer and aortic aneurysm screening specifically for older people. He is a Consultant in Public Health at Oxford University Hospitals and a professor at the University.