Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman
Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman
Katy Bowman
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 139: A Podiatrist Transitions Footwear from Cure to Cause
In this episode, Katy is talking foot pain and minimal shoes with podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan. Dr. Ray attended Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a two-year podiatric, surgical residency training in Portland, Oregon, at Legacy Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente as a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon.
Sep 7
42 min
Ep 138: Back-to-School Movement
In this episode, Katy shares the small adjustments--to clothing, backpacks, and before and after school time---you can make that will help your kids get the movement they need.
Aug 17
46 min
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.
Aug 3
37 min
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.
Jul 20
1 hr 36 min
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.
Jul 6
56 min
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.
Jun 22
53 min
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.
Jun 8
41 min
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.
May 25
32 min
Ep 131: The Authors of Dynamic Aging, 5 Years Later
It’s been five years since the book, Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility, was published and Katy thought that we should celebrate by getting in touch with her co-authors to see if (or how) movement was still playing a role in these women’s lives as they move toward their mid-80s. Katy sent all four of them some questions, and this episode contains what they had to say. Enjoy.
May 11
45 min
Ep 130: It's Both What You Walk IN And What You Walk ON
A lot of people have foot pain to the point they can’t move the rest of their body which is why foot issues are a risk factor for locomotion disabilities, poor balance, falling, and eventually loss of agency, independence and quality of life. We cannot continue to neglect the movement of our feet.
Apr 27
19 min
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