Join Katy Bowman, biomechanist, author, and leader in the Movement Movement for conversations on how movement affects not only the shapes of our bodies but the shape of our life.
Episode 126: A Different Kind of Activity Tracker
52:18There 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/.
Episode 125: Grow Wild
32:05In 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.
Episode 124: Your Questions About Walking
28:48We 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.
Episode 123: Gardening Movement
1:04:02We'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.
Episode 122: Breathing Shapes
34:58On 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.
Episode 121: Move Your Breathing Parts Better
37:48In 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/
Episode 120: How (and Why) I Walked 440 Miles for My 44th Birthday
28:03In 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!
Episode 119: Taking Bone Mechanics by the Horns
1:37:33Get 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 Reports and its coverage. You know the one—the Washington Post headlined its story: “Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.” They also delve into definitions of evolution and adaption--concepts anyone interested in movement, natural movement, and body shapes will find beneficial to understand.
Episode 118: Social Media is Shaping Your Relationships
1:03:11In 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.
Episode 117: How Did You Move in 2018?
1:05:06In 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. Special guests at this party include some Move Your DNA listeners, along with Dani Hemmat and Stephanie Domet. Plus, Katy has a little more information for you on the next phase for the Move Your DNA podcast.