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 137: An Introduction to Movement Beyond Exercise
This episode, an interview I did on a local radio station this last spring, is a great introduction to those interested in moving more (not only exercising more) and why movement matters.
Ep 136: Walking Black Heritage Trails with Ken Johnston
Guest Ken Johnston, started his Walk to Freedom project in late 2017 when he learned that the National Civil Rights Museum was planning remembrance ceremonies to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. Recognizing the importance of movement in the civil rights movement, Johnston began researching and walking various routes his ancestors took toward freedom.
Ep 135: Sleep MOVEZzzzz
In this episode, Katy breaks down “sleeping movements” — the movements that get us to and from our sleep surfaces, the amount a sleep surface presses on our body, our sleep positions, etc.
Ep 134: Are You a Healthy Deviant?
Katy knows that many of you listeners are working on cultivating behaviors, practices, and a community to support their health, especially when it comes to moving more, despite a culture that doesn’t seem to support your efforts. So Katy asked Pilar Gerasimo, award-winning health journalist, founding editor of Experience Life magazine, and author of a new book The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World to talk to her about just that.
Ep 133: How to Get Your People to Move More
A question Katy gets regularly is something along these lines: I’d like to move more but my partner, kids, office mates, etc. are not interested. What do I need to do to get them on board? Katy has always felt this question would be best directed toward someone in the psychology field so, in this episode, Dr. Diana Hill joins Katy to give you some firm tactics and gentle actions that you can take to get your "others" on board.
Ep 132: How Movement Fits into Intentional Aging
Last month Katy was asked to give a talk on movement for the local library’s series of presentations on Intentional Aging. This podcast episode is a recording of that talk.
So glad I found this!
I first read her book called Move Your DNA and I learned so much and changed so much in my life from that. She has many books but she also has several free resources, including this podcast, which makes her knowledge al the more accessible! Cannot sing enough praises for this podcast and this woman.
Katy is so knowledgeable and easy to listen to! I love how she breaks down her topics so everyone can understand. She helped me transition out of orthotics to minimal shoes.