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Although the world is becoming mostly sedentary, our bodies still require a wide variety of daily movements in order to work well. Many of us struggle to get regular exercise, but even that can fall short of nourishing the body from head to toe. How can we move more—a lot more—when we have sore, stiff parts and overly busy lifestyles? Join Katy Bowman M.S., biomechanist, author, and movement educator as she combines big-picture lessons on biomechanics, kinesiology, physiology, and natural hu ...
 
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Most of what we want to do in life uses our body as a tool, and many don’t realize how to maintain the tool of our physicality. But it’s possible, by investing a little time, to maintain your body better not only for longevity’s sake, but so the things you want to do stay available to you, or even develop into greater capability and experience. Yes…
 
In this episode, Katy shares an old blog post from her first long trail walk in minimalist shoes (back in 2008) as an example of how we need to pay attention to what we wear on our feet as well as what we are putting those feet on while we walk. Katy says that having a blog is sort of like having a diary. But, since she doesn’t have a journal or a …
 
Katy is sharing a portion of this live talk that she recorded on Orcas Island so more of you could benefit from straightforward and joyful tips to get kids on the move. Many of these tips were mentioned in her latest book Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More, but she has expanded on each tip or trick in the hop…
 
Right now, “sedentary culture” is part of the broader and overarching culture. But subcultures—including our individual culture—can also be sedentary. These sedentary subcultures end up reinforcing the overarching culture, and around we go. So what can we do? Find out in this episode. Hint: this isn't all about running. Find the original post at: n…
 
Katy loves walking in groups. Both small and large groups, because she gets to know people. There are very few interruptions during a long walk and fewer transitions. You’re on a walk, all day, and there’s time for everyone to get their stories out and to share some of their personal point of view. In this episode, Katy is sharing a bit of what som…
 
There are activity trackers that measure your steps, mileage, or jolts of your entire body, but is this good enough? Biomechanist Katy Bowman weighs in on a new non-digital, non-analog activity tracker—a chart!—that helps you become better aware of how your activities are moving not only your whole body, but how they move each part of it. Download …
 
In this show, biomechanist and author, Katy Bowman introduces her new book on kid and family movement, Grow Wild, with some publishing industry dialogue on what makes a coffee table book. Katy also answers an important gait question while on foot. Pre-order your copy of Grow Wild at www.growwildbook.com. As always, you can find the transcript and s…
 
We received so many questions during “Gait Week” on our social media channels, Katy decided to answer a bunch of them in one show. This program covers a lot—heel strike and hip strength, footwear to anatomy. A great listen for laypersons and professionals alike! Find episode transcript and links under PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS at NutritiousMovement.com. …
 
We're used to thinking we need to exercise off our food, but what if we thought differently -- that food was where movement comes from? Did you know you can grow your own movement? Are COVID gardens a thing? Katy Bowman talks with Victory Garden historian Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith about the rising gardening movement and how these times compare and cont…
 
On today’s show, biomechanist and author, Katy Bowman talks about a movement on the minds of many folks, and that is breathing. If you haven’t listened to Episode 121: Move Your Breathing Parts Better, or if you haven’t read the article by the same name, you can start with that first. This episode teases out this main idea: Breathing is the most im…
 
In this episode of Move Your DNA, biomechanist and author Katy Bowman starts off with a lesson on breathing mechanics. Then she walks you through some exercises that you can do as you listen. If you like what you hear and would like to see photos and videos of everything she describes, you can find them linked in the transcript for this podcast, an…
 
In this episode of the Move Your DNA podcast, Katy Bowman reads through her recent blog post, How & Why I Walked 440 Miles for My 44th Birthday. She invites you to grab your walking shoes and follow along! Find out more about the Move Your DNA Weekends at NutritiousMovement.com/weekendsBy Katy Bowman
 
Get ready for a deep dive on scientific studies and how to read and understand them. This episode of Move Your DNA will accompany you through a five-mile walk at a 3mph pace, and along the way, you’ll hear biomechanist and author Katy Bowman and biologist Jeannette Loram offer their perspective on a recent study published in the journal Scientific …
 
In this special edition of the Move Your DNA podcast, Katy Bowman writes a Dear John letter to social media—and revisits her past social media breaks, with lots of advice for your own time-out, if you’re planning one. Find out more about the Move Your DNA Weekends at NutritiousMovement.com/weekendsBy Katy Bowman
 
In her annual end-of-year “how did we move” podcast Katy Bowman hosts myriad guests to share their stories as a way to celebrates more than three million downloads of Move Your DNA. We’re talking health goals at this party—what were they in 2018, how well did you meet your goals, what did you learn, and what do you want to take forward into 2019. S…
 
Katy Bowman answers every question she’s ever received on how to breathe. Plus, she issues an invitation to a PODCAST PARTY—one that’s focused on health and movement, and that celebrates THREE MILLION DOWNLOADS! Plus, Pack Matthews of Soul Seat drops by to talk about how he came to develop his transitional seating product, and what difference it’s …
 
Katy and Arthur Haines talk about re-wilding, and ancestral actions that have largely fallen by the wayside in a sedentary culture, with tips you can use right now to revive some for your health and fitness. Plus, Katy answers a listener question on her cold plunge practice. And Eva Nemcik of Happy Feet blows Katy’s mind with an alternative use for…
 
Gardening is more than just a fun pastime. In this episode, Katy Bowman and Rose Hayden-Smith talk about historical victory gardens circa World War II and what they still have to teach us. Rose provides three tips to those who want to start gardening right now, and Katy supplements with three movement-based tips to help you on your way. Turns out t…
 
Lose Your Age on the Trail author Dami Roelse drops by to talk long distance walking and how to prepare for it. Katy reminds listeners that long distance is a relative term—three miles might be your version of long distance right now, and that’s okay. Walkers seasoned and brand new will find lots of tips for moving well. Plus, Katy answers a listen…
 
Katy Bowman and Jill Miller (The Roll Model®, Yoga Tune Up®) talk about hips and how to keep them healthy. Katy and Jill share tons of tips and moves for those with hip pain, and for those who want to keep their hips—and all their joints—strong and mobile. Some advice for pre- and post-operative hip replacement patients as well. Plus, Katy talks wi…
 
It's not just adults who need to move their DNA, kids do too. Katy Bowman welcomes Timbernook's Angela Hanscom to the podcast to talk about what parents can do right now to help kids also have a movement-rich life—and why it matters to their development. Plus, Katy answers questions on massage and hair loss and growth, and Suzanne Solsona of MyMayu…
 
Sleep expert Shawn Stevenson helps kick off a new season of Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman, delivering three great tips you can use to improve your sleep life. Katy offers three tips of her own for better sleep. And Tricia Salcido of Dynamic Collective member Soft Star Shoes shares a little of the minimal shoe company’s history and current mission.…
 
Words Matter: In which Katy Bowman reads three more of the essays that appear in Alignment Matters— Science of Wellness, Immunity Boost, and Correcting Anatomy Misconceptions. Through these three essays, Katy examines why definitions matter—and how tough it is to communicate ideas with language instead of math, equations, and physical relativity. Y…
 
Katy Bowman reads three more essays from her book Alignment Matters: Your Position in Life, Varus and Valgus, and Hidden Doubts, and riffs on the connections among them. Essentially, change your mind, and your body will follow. Plus, get a free audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial with Audible—and find out what’s next for the Move You…
 
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