159 episodes

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 human movement with simple and practical solutions and exercises to get all your body parts moving better. Katy’s lighthearted and funny approach helps us all put the movement back in our lives, and the joy back in our movement!

Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman Katy Bowman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 83 Ratings

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 human movement with simple and practical solutions and exercises to get all your body parts moving better. Katy’s lighthearted and funny approach helps us all put the movement back in our lives, and the joy back in our movement!

    Ep 158: Are Bunions Born or Made?

    Ep 158: Are Bunions Born or Made?

    Biomechanist Katy Bowman and biologist Jeannette Loram discuss bunions; what they are, how they are created and what to do about them. Inspired by a recent article in National Geographic, they unpack the idea that bunions are a failure of evolution. Rather than being due to a poorly engineered toe, Katy and Jeannette show how bunions are actually created by forces of habit: restrictive footwear and certain walking patterns create forces that push and pull on our big toe and foot with every step we take. Find out how you need to look to the hip, as well as the foot, when working and walking to correct bunions.

    --Discover how movement can support your body, energize your writing, and feed your creative process in this inspiring writing workshop. Find out more about "Pages & Poses - A Movement Retreat for Writers" at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/events

    • 50 min
    Ep 157: Movement as Regulation: Spicy Kids

    Ep 157: Movement as Regulation: Spicy Kids

    Biomechanist Katy Bowman and Parent Coach Mary Van Geffen talk about “Movement As Regulation” for spicy kids. Independent, non-conformist, neurodivergent and sensitive kids can be particularly thrown off kilter by social and movement restrictions. Mary and Katy discuss the need for these kids to express their feelings in a physical way. They unpack different types of movement, focussing particularly on outdoor play, big-body movement, combative play and controlled destruction, all of which can defuse the intensity of feeling and foster a sense of autonomy.
    Learn how as a parent, the number one tool in your toolbox is your body; why physical closeness, modelling movement and moving with your kids can support their physical and emotional needs. They give numerous fun examples of games and strategies you can try with the spicy ones® in your life.

    --Discover how movement can support your body, energize your writing, and feed your creative process in this inspiring writing workshop. Find out more about "Pages & Poses - A Movement Retreat for Writers" at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/events

    • 50 min
    Ep 156: Your Perfect Movement Plan

    Ep 156: Your Perfect Movement Plan

    Biomechanist Katy Bowman and biologist Jeannette Loram dig deeper into the concept of movement as nutrition in Katy’s new book “ My Perfect Movement Plan: The Move Your DNA All Day Workbook”. They discuss how the book will help you understand your current movement diet and show you how to create a more balanced movement diet going forward. They introduce tools from the book such as the S.L.O.T.H time budget model, as well as explore how to make the plan align with the reasons you want to move well and the movement that you find purposeful and meaningful.

    --Discover how movement can support your body, energize your writing, and feed your creative process in this inspiring writing workshop. Find out more about "Pages & Poses - A Movement Retreat for Writers" at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/events

    • 42 min
    Ep 155: What is a "Movement Diet"?

    Ep 155: What is a "Movement Diet"?

    Biologist Jeannette Loram and Biomechanist Katy Bowman discuss movement “as nutrition”. Using familiar dietary terms, Katy and Jeannette unpack the concept of movement macronutrients, micronutrients and calories. They discuss how simply getting enough physical activity, or "movement calories", does not guarantee you are nourishing your whole body;  we also need to consider the general shape you take when moving - the macronutrients- and which parts of you are moving - the micronutrients. They discuss the movement patterns of heart-healthy hunter-gatherer tribes and how Katy has used these to create a ‘movement pyramid’ that can be used, similarly to a food pyramid, to guide a more optimal movement diet.

    --Discover how movement can support your body, energize your writing, and feed your creative process in this inspiring writing workshop. Find out more about "Pages & Poses - A Movement Retreat for Writers" at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/events

    • 53 min
    Ep 154: Self-Compassion as Movement Motivation with Dr. Diana Hill

    Ep 154: Self-Compassion as Movement Motivation with Dr. Diana Hill

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Diana Hill joins biomechanist Katy Bowman for an enlightening episode about the delicate balance between setting high expectations and practicing self-compassion, particularly in the realms of movement and mindfulness. Discover how recognizing the constant movements in our lives can lead to intentional responses and holistic well-being. From debunking misconceptions to exploring practical exercises, Katy and Diana offer valuable insights into embracing self-compassion in movement and daily life. 

    --Discover how movement can support your body, energize your writing, and feed your creative process in this inspiring writing workshop. Find out more about "Pages & Poses - A Movement Retreat for Writers" at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/events

    • 46 min
    Ep 153: Sedentary Animals w/Dr. Andrea Graves

    Ep 153: Sedentary Animals w/Dr. Andrea Graves

    Dr. Andrea Graves, an animal behavior expert, illuminates the profound significance of movement for animals and humans alike. Through personal anecdotes and scientific insights, Katy and Andrea delve into the essential role of providing enriching environments for animals to express their natural behaviors authentically. From discussing innovative approaches like creating "chicken jungle gyms" to exploring the ethical considerations surrounding AI integration in animal welfare, the conversation underscores the interconnectedness between movement, animal welfare, and environmental enrichment.

    --Discover how movement can support your body, energize your writing, and feed your creative process in this inspiring writing workshop. Find out more about "Pages & Poses - A Movement Retreat for Writers" at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/events

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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Movement for life

Katy provides so much movement wisdom and breaks it down in a way I can easily understand and implement. When I incorporate more movement into my life, I move better and feel better.

Mel Sakowski ,

Outstanding wholesome life enhancing information

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