126 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 • 491 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!

    A Different Kind of Activity Tracker

    A Different Kind of Activity Tracker

    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 the tracker at nutritiousmovement.com/activities-move-your-dna/.

    • 52 min
    Grow Wild

    Grow Wild

    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 supporting links under PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS at NutritiousMovement.com.

    • 32 min
    Your Questions About Walking

    Your Questions About Walking

    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.

    • 28 min
    Gardening Movement

    Gardening Movement

    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 contrast with WW1 and 2-era gardening, as well as offers ways to cross-train in the garden! Find episode transcript and links under PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS at NutritiousMovement.com.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Breathing Shapes

    Breathing Shapes

    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 important movement, but the movement of your whole body is what sets the potential for your breathing movement.
    As always, you can find the transcript and supporting links under PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS at NutritiousMovement.com.

    • 34 min
    Move Your Breathing Parts Better

    Move Your Breathing Parts Better

    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, and in the original post on the blog at NutritiousMovement.com
    To help you keep moving, Nutritious Movement has dropped the price of their Virtual Studio Membership to just $9/month for three months. Find out more at https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/virtual-studio-membership/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

alexmoves ,

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.

Chsntelle C ,

The best

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.

Debooroar ,

Easy access to body wisdom

I love this podcast. So many helpful and accessible ways to approach movement.

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