Jo caught up with bio mechanist and natural movement champion Katy Bowman about her latest book ‘Move Your DNA’.
Katy shares her (very well evidenced!) thoughts on how movement plays a bigger role than we realise in longevity and wellbeing.
Katy Bowman is a biomechanist by training and a problem solver at heart, Katy has the ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humour, earning her legions of followers.
Katy has gained an international reputation for educating the general public on alignment and load science, and as a result has helped thousands to reduce pain, increase bone density, improve metabolic health, and solve their pelvic floor mysteries. She is known for her radical counter culture health directives based on hard science that she has made her lifes work.
Katy is also the founder and director of the Restorative Exercise Institute and has published three books that include, Every Woman’s Guide to Food Relief: The New Science of Health Feet, Alignment Matters and most recently Move Your DNA.
Jo chatted with Katy about:
- Katy and the family do an early morning snow hike
- Moving house and setting up a new movement friendly living environment
- What a bio mechanist is
- How we get nutrients in movement through loads
- What ‘Move Your DNA’ is all about and Who it’s for
- Body awareness and the mismatch between perceived personal health and actual health status
- How we cast our bodies
- The impact of all that sitting
- What is tech culture doing to our eyes?
- Casts for our ‘dangly bits’ and should we all aim for those washboard abs?
- Natural movement vs ‘Natural Movements’
- What is junk food movement?
- How to incorporate more natural movement into your life
- Convenience is not beneficial for us
- We don’t need to exercise!
- What about movement and weight loss?
- The importance of placing loads on the body
- Posture and alignment
- Where should people start?
- What happens to our stability and mobility as we age?
- Breathing and movement