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.


  • Ep 142: Why Do You Want To Move More?

    18/01/2023 Duration: 22min

    At the very beginning of this year, Katy wrote an article: Focus Your Movement Resolution. She did that because she thinks a lot of people gravitate toward resolutions at the beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. So, let Katy share with you how to make those resolutions more focused - and therefore more helpful and effective.--Go to https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/virtual-studio-membership/ to sign up and save on virtual classes with Katy.

  • Ep 141: How Did You Move in 2022?

    28/12/2022 Duration: 54min

    2022 is nearly over and we will soon be moving on to 2023! This means it is time for Katy to do her "annual" end-of-the-year health recap with special guest co-host Dani Hemmat. The two of them reflect together on what they did to MOVE toward a better version of themselves in 2022. And then, they look forward at their goals and plans for 2023. And don't be fooled, they go way deeper than which trail they want to hike. 

  • CELEBRATE! 11 Steps to Cozy, Joyful & Dynamic Holidays

    18/11/2022 Duration: 49min

    For the next few months, many of us will be gathering with friends and family, sitting cozied up around a fireplace or a TV. And while there is nothing wrong with getting cozy, we already spend a whole lotta time sitting around pretty much the rest of the entire year. So, in this episode, Katy shares tips from an article she wrote all about the ways we can create dynamic celebrations. Put on your headphones and walk with Katy while she shares eleven ways you can layer movement back into your holidays.* Don't forget to go to https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/gifts/ to share the gift of movement with every person on your list.

  • Ep 139: A Podiatrist Transitions Footwear from Cure to Cause

    07/09/2022 Duration: 42min

    In this episode, Katy is talking feet 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.We've got all these moving parts called feet--parts that need regular movement in order to keep being able to move--stacked beneath the weight of the entire body. That means we ask a lot of our feet because our feet bear the brunt of our body weight. And whether you’re new to movement, an athlete, a young adult or a goldener you must prioritize keeping your feet as strong as you can (perhaps through the use of minimal footwear). Why? Because a significant portion of your lived experience depends on them!

  • Ep 138: Back-to-School Movement

    17/08/2022 Duration: 45min

    Kids are dynamic learning machines, but they have been placed in an ever-increasing sedentary educational environment. 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.

  • Ep 137: An Introduction to Movement Beyond Exercise

    03/08/2022 Duration: 36min

    If you have been listening to and following Katy's work for a while now and want to share what you have learned with the ones you love, this is the podcast episode for you. Big picture of movement in a world made for the sedentary can be tricky stuff to distill and explain to others. So this episode is for those folks who may be asking you why you’re wearing funny shoes, or how come you like to stand at meetings, or sit on the floor when hanging out.

  • Ep 136: Walking Black Heritage Trails with Ken Johnston

    20/07/2022 Duration: 01h35min

    Since that first walk in 2017, Ken continues to balance a daytime desk job with his on-foot passion: experiencing, illuminating, and preserving the numerous Black Heritage Trails in the USA so others do not forget the many steps that have been taken.Support Johnston’s current Walk to Freedom project: gofundme.com/f/walk-to-freedom-new-york-to-canadaLearn more about Ken Johnston and his walks at ourwalktofreedom.com

  • Ep 135: Sleep MOVEZzzzz

    06/07/2022 Duration: 55min

    Katy and a special guest (her husband) outline some furniture-free lifestyle steps to transitioning your body to less supportive sleep surfaces and also how to get more sleeping movements without going mattress-free or pillow-free. 

  • Ep 134: Are You a Healthy Deviant?

    22/06/2022 Duration: 52min

    The definition of health is tricky but hopefully can agree on many elements of what it looks and feels like. On that note, in this episode, Katy and Pilar talk about why health is becoming more and more elusive and why our society is becoming synonymous with behaviors that lead to those deviations away from our physiological or biological needs that result in disease. 

  • Ep 133: How to Get Your People to Move More

    08/06/2022 Duration: 40min

    Diana Hill, Ph.D. is a modern psychologist, mother, and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get unstuck and live fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is the host of the podcast show Your Life in Process, blogs for Psychology Today, is on the clinical advisory board of Lightfully Behavioral Health, and offers regular meditations on Insight Timer Meditation.

  • Ep 132: How Movement Fits into Intentional Aging

    25/05/2022 Duration: 31min

    For some context, this was how Katy's talk was written up by the presenters at the library: Biomechanist, author, and movement expert, Katy Bowman, M.S., will provide an engaging and interactive presentation on how to age dynamically. Katy will cover the difference between movement and exercise, why both the whole body and each body part needs its own dose of movement, and how to fit more movement throughout each day. Katy’s books, including Dynamic Aging, can be found in print and eBook at the library.

  • Ep 131: The Authors of Dynamic Aging, 5 Years Later

    11/05/2022 Duration: 44min

    Most of what we want to do in life uses our body as a tool, and many don’t realize how to maintain the tool of our physicality. But it’s possible, by investing a little time, to maintain your body better not only for longevity’s sake, but so the things you want to do stay available to you, or even develop into greater capability and experience. Yes, even physical challenges. And yes, even with advancing age.

  • Ep 130: It's Both What You Walk IN And What You Walk ON

    27/04/2022 Duration: 18min

    In this episode, Katy shares an old blog post from her first long trail walk in minimalist shoes (back in 2008) as an example of how we need to pay attention to what we wear on our feet as well as what we are putting those feet on while we walk. Katy says that having a blog is sort of like having a diary. But, since she doesn’t have a journal or a diary, what she writes, you get to see, and in this case, revisit in podcast audio form. Enjoy!

  • Ep 129: 10 Ways to Get Kids Walking More, from Toddlers to Tweens

    13/04/2022 Duration: 39min

    Katy is sharing a portion of this live talk that she recorded on Orcas Island so more of you could benefit from straightforward and joyful tips to get kids on the move. Many of these tips were mentioned in her latest book Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More, but she has expanded on each tip or trick in the hopes that you can turn these tips into the movement you’ve been looking for.We hope you enjoy this live recording of this outdoor playground talk, where there are trucks driving by, birds chirping, and we think a toddler walking off with Katy's microphone at one point, because... these are the sounds of life.

  • Ep 128: Sedentary Culture/Active Nature

    30/03/2022 Duration: 14min

    Right now, “sedentary culture” is part of the broader and overarching culture. But subcultures—including our individual culture—can also be sedentary. These sedentary subcultures end up reinforcing the overarching culture, and around we go. So what can we do? Find out in this episode. Hint: this isn't all about running. Find the original post at: nutritiousmovement.com/changing-a-sedentary-cultureAnd the full post about pacing at: nutritiousmovement.com/the-best-walking-pace

  • Ep 127: Thoughts on Walking While Walking with Friends

    16/03/2022 Duration: 35min

    Katy loves walking in groups. Both small and large groups, because she gets to know people. There are very few interruptions during a long walk and fewer transitions. You’re on a walk, all day, and there’s time for everyone to get their stories out and to share some of their personal point of view. In this episode, Katy is sharing a bit of what some of her walking partners had to say about the importance of walking or moving outside has for them, personally. So, join in, if you can, on the move in some way, as you have a listen to what some of Katy's friends had to say.Find previous descriptions about Katy birthday walks at NutritiousMovement.com

  • Bonus: State of the Kate-y

    28/02/2022 Duration: 12min

    OVERVIEW00:03:10 - Grow Wild, Podcast guest staring 00:04:40 - Exercise Advent and more00:05:40  - Three Ways to Move Your DNA 00:10:50 - What’s Ahead on the Podcast front

  • Ep 126: A Different Kind of Activity Tracker

    23/06/2021 Duration: 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.

  • Ep 125: Introducing Grow Wild

    23/02/2021 Duration: 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.

  • Ep 124: Your Questions About Walking

    26/10/2020 Duration: 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.

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