Katy Says With Katy Bowman



Noted biomechanist Katy Bowman's podcast takes on health, alignment and how to Move Your DNA in order to deal with the mechanical causes of ailments and poor health. In a special limited series called Between the Lines, journalist Stephanie Domet joins Katy to explore the deeper messages in and connections between Bowman’s books.


  • Episode 126: A Different Kind of Activity Tracker

    23/06/2021 Duração: 52min

    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/.

  • Episode 125: Grow Wild

    23/02/2021 Duração: 32min

    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.

  • Episode 124: Your Questions About Walking

    26/10/2020 Duração: 28min

    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.

  • Episode 123: Gardening Movement

    26/05/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    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.

  • Episode 122: Breathing Shapes

    15/04/2020 Duração: 34min

    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.

  • Episode 121: Move Your Breathing Parts Better

    15/04/2020 Duração: 37min

    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/

  • Episode 120: How (and Why) I Walked 440 Miles for My 44th Birthday

    10/03/2020 Duração: 28min

    In 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

    23/07/2019 Duração: 01h37min

    Get 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

    25/06/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    In 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?

    18/12/2018 Duração: 01h05min

    In 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.

  • Episode 116: Taking a Breath(er)

    04/12/2018 Duração: 52min

    Katy Bowman answers every question she’s ever received on how to breathe. Plus, she issues an invitation to a PODCAST PARTY—one that’s focused on health and movement, and that celebrates THREE MILLION DOWNLOADS! Plus, Pack Matthews of Soul Seat drops by to talk about how he came to develop his transitional seating product, and what difference it’s making to kids in schools who are trying it out. And, an important update on how Move Your DNA will move into 2019 and beyond. Learn more about Soul Seat: https://mysoulseat.com    

  • Epiosde 115: Ancestral Actions with Arthur Haines

    20/11/2018 Duração: 01h17min

    Katy and Arthur Haines talk about re-wilding, and ancestral actions that have largely fallen by the wayside in a sedentary culture, with tips you can use right now to revive some for your health and fitness. Plus, Katy answers a listener question on her cold plunge practice. And Eva Nemcik of Happy Feet blows Katy’s mind with an alternative use for her alignment socks. Katy’s Instagram for a rockin’ advent: https://www.instagram.com/nutritiousmovement/ Find Arthur Haines: www.arthurhaines.com https://www.facebook.com/arthur.haines.5 https://www.instagram.com/wilderwaterscommunity  Find Happy Feet: https://www.my-happyfeet.com  

  • Episode 114: Taking Action in the Garden with Rose Hayden-Smith

    06/11/2018 Duração: 01h06min

    Gardening is more than just a fun pastime. In this episode, Katy Bowman and Rose Hayden-Smith talk about historical victory gardens circa World War II and what they still have to teach us. Rose provides three tips to those who want to start gardening right now, and Katy supplements with three movement-based tips to help you on your way. Turns out the garden is the perfect place to put your movement rich lifestyle to the test. If you loved Movement Matters, you’ll love this episode—and if you love this episode and haven’t read Movement Matters yet, you’ll totally want to! Plus, Katy answers a question on how to carry a bag, and Terral Fox of Unshoes drops by to talk about how his minimal footwear company came to be, why growth too soon almost took it down, and how Unshoes emerged from that stronger than ever.  #varyyourcarry https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/varyyourcarry/ Carrying a bag on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLeG86SBQnT/ On bending well using your hips: https://www.nutritiousmovement.

  • Episode 113: Long distance actions with Dami Roelse

    23/10/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    Lose Your Age on the Trail author Dami Roelse drops by to talk long distance walking and how to prepare for it. Katy reminds listeners that long distance is a relative term—three miles might be your version of long distance right now, and that’s okay. Walkers seasoned and brand new will find lots of tips for moving well. Plus, Katy answers a listener question on back bends, and whether they’re likely found in nature. Plus, Mike Dally from Earth Runners drops by to talk about how he started his minimal shoe company, and what drives him over the long haul. Dami Roelse’s website http://transformation-travel.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/walkingwomen50plus/ Twitter: @dami97520 EarthRunners.com IG: @earthrunners Katy’s events: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/categories/64332    

  • Episode 112: Healthy Hips in Action with Jill Miller

    09/10/2018 Duração: 56min

    Katy Bowman and Jill Miller (The Roll Model®, Yoga Tune Up®) talk about hips and how to keep them healthy. Katy and Jill share tons of tips and moves for those with hip pain, and for those who want to keep their hips—and all their joints—strong and mobile. Some advice for pre- and post-operative hip replacement patients as well. Plus, Katy talks with Tyler Benner at Venn Design about his company’s products and philosophy, and how changing his body led to changing his mind, as well.

  • Episode 111: Kids in Action with Angela Hanscom

    25/09/2018 Duração: 57min

    It's not just adults who need to move their DNA, kids do too. Katy Bowman welcomes Timbernook's Angela Hanscom to the podcast to talk about what parents can do right now to help kids also have a movement-rich life—and why it matters to their development. Plus, Katy answers questions on massage and hair loss and growth, and Suzanne Solsona of MyMayu talks about why her company makes minimal boots for kids, why its expanding to making boots for adults, too—and what MyMayu means!

  • Episode 110: Sleep Action with Shawn Stevenson

    11/09/2018 Duração: 52min

    Sleep expert Shawn Stevenson helps kick off a new season of Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman, delivering three great tips you can use to improve your sleep life. Katy offers three tips of her own for better sleep. And Tricia Salcido of Dynamic Collective member Soft Star Shoes shares a little of the minimal shoe company’s history and current mission.

  • Episode 109: Alignment Matters: Words Matter

    28/08/2018 Duração: 28min

    Words Matter: In which Katy Bowman reads three more of the essays that appear in Alignment Matters— Science of Wellness, Immunity Boost, and Correcting Anatomy Misconceptions. Through these three essays, Katy examines why definitions matter—and how tough it is to communicate ideas with language instead of math, equations, and physical relativity. You’ll hear lots of updates in these essays of Katy’s current thinking about these matters, and you’ll find out that you have TMJ and carpal tunnel… and, spoiler alert, that the Adams’s Apple is… not an apple.

  • Episode 108: Alignment Matters: Change Your Mind, Change Your Joints

    14/08/2018 Duração: 40min

    Katy Bowman reads three more essays from her book Alignment Matters: Your Position in Life, Varus and Valgus, and Hidden Doubts, and riffs on the connections among them. Essentially, change your mind, and your body will follow. Plus, get a free audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial with Audible—and find out what’s next for the Move Your DNA podcast.

  • Episode 107: Alignment Matters: Movement Motivation

    31/07/2018 Duração: 33min

    With three essays from her book Alignment Matters, Katy Bowman delivers some movement motivation that’s as close as the floor, as thrilling to reach for as a mountain top, and as incrementally awesome as a walk with a bunch of kids. Plus! Katy’s kids deliver a little motivation of their own, with some hiking tips for kids their age.

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