Biomechanics for Life
Introduction to Sanomechanics


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Biomechanics for Life
Introduction to Sanomechanics

by Mark Pitkin (Author)



ISBN: 9783642171765


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Setting out a new approach to improving health, this volume on what the author calls 'sanomechanics' aims for greater vitality and skeletal health through exercising at the same time as having an understanding of the biomechanical consequences of our activity.

The reader will find in this book a new approach to improving health. The author has called this approach 'sanomechanics', combining the Latin sanus (healthy, sound) and mechanicus (science of the motion of bodies subjected to forces). The focus of sanomechanics is on exercising with an understanding of the biomechanical consequences of the actions. This understanding is based on the author's theory of the floating skeleton, which postulates a hydraulic connection of synovial joints. The theory explains the greater or lesser success of any exercise utilizing the ability of the human skeleton to absorb and transform forces and moments from the body segments and the environment. This ability vanishes with age and illnesses, and the deeper our understanding of the nature of skeletal functioning is, the better we shall be able to improve, protect, and prolong the skeleton's health.


ISBN 3642171761
ISBN13 9783642171765
Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Format Hardback
Publication date 26/04/2011
Pages 132
Weight (grammes) 499
Published in Germany
Height (mm) 235
Width (mm) 155

Floating skeleton concept.- Sanomechanics.- Biomechanics for life.- Sanomechanical exercises.- About forces and moments in locomotion.- Sanomechanics of respiration.