Our sedentary, cushioned lifestyles are making us and our planet sick. A major barrier to change in the fashion and footwear industry is a reluctance to discuss systemic challenges all Brands and Businesses are facing and the science supporting innovation and progress. The Vivobarefoot Podcast series ‘Sustain This?’ invites experts and rulebreakers to discuss the challenges we face for our plantery and human health.
Nick Hounsfield & Asher Clark: Blue Health
Nick Hounsfield is a British surfer and social entrepreneur, founder and chief visionary officer of The Wave, the first inland surfing destination in Bristol. Vivobarefoot Founder Asher Clark and Host Emma joins Nick to discuss ‘Blue Health'.
Blue Health is based upon the concept and commonly held belief that spending time near or in water is good for us. Poor physical and mental health have huge negative impacts upon affected individuals, and the growing financial costs associated with treatment can be considerable.
Pro’s and Con’s of Organised Sports
Host Emma is joined by Kerry Turner, Nick Watkins and Luke Brbot. All have represented Australia in Water Polo and now champion youth sport in their current working life.
They run through how sport can shape who we are, giving us the opportunity to learn how to deal with the challenges life throw us and why it is so important children have opportunity to take part and access it.
Dr Stacie: Graded Exposure for a Healthier Health Industry
To change the health industry it require systematic change. Dr Stacie joins Emma and Ben to talk through how we can drive change and the important role feet play in everyone's movement journey.
Stacie is the founder and owner of The Physio Fix which opened in 2017. As a former collegiate gymnast, and current Olympic Weightlifter, Stacie has had her fair share of orthopedic injuries/ surgeries and understands how detrimental an injury can be for an athlete at any level. Stacie has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries (she specializes in working with gymnasts and strength athletes), and her goal is to include sports performance enhancement & strength training into her treatment plans.
B Corp Month: Business for Good
This March we celebrate B Corp Month.
Being a ‘better business’ means you prioritise constant improvement to ensure you continuously exceed the expectations, demands and needs of society and the planet. B Corps are examples of ‘better businesses’, proven by their verified B Corp score and their commitment to placing stakeholders at the centre of their decisions.
Emma is joined by Thomas Bourne, Founder of Greenheart Consulting, impact advisor and Dirk Bischof, Founder of Hatch Enterprise, social entrepreneur. They talk through what is really means to be a business for good and how it can change the way business operates in the future.
Dr Peter Francis: Observing Feet
Sport scientist, physical therapist, coach and mentor Peter Francis joins Emma to dig deep on barefoot movement and the important role feet play.
Peter has worked with teams and individuals in multiple sports at amateur, European and Olympic level. An established researcher, he lectures in sport, exercise and rehabilitation science and conducts research into the prevention and treatment of running injuries. Specifically, he studies the role of foot development with and without shoes and the implications for movement skills and injury risk.
Dr Jen Esquer: Healthier Movement, From The Ground Up.
In this episode Emma and Ben are joined by Dr Jen Esquer: Physical Therapist and Movement Coach. Dr Jen has an incredible presence online, helping others improve their movement and live happier, healthier lives.
We discuss the importance on understanding ourselves as whole, our foundations, the connections between our bodies and our minds, and our relationship with them. We are all on a journey of our own, and should explore the power of internal change, to learn how it can improve our external experiences.
To listen to other episodes from the Sustain This? Podcast visit: https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/sustainthis
Into the Wild
Really great insight from those living their lives in the right way. Nature is key.