Around the globe, we are waking up to how many of our ailments and illnesses can be attributed to our sedentary lifestyles. We have been told to move more to resolve our pain or decrease our risk for certain ailments, but we’re not sure where to start.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Katy Bowman, an internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and science communicator. She also directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington State. In this podcast, we talk about the power of movement and how we can transform our bodies, families, communities, and planet, simply by moving more. We discuss how to easily integrate movement into everyday life, and how our cells respond to movement the way they respond to a healthy diet. We also talk about the difference between movement and exercise and the importance of embracing a variety of different types of movement, as well as basic exercises to wake up our trillion body parts.
In this episode, we dive into:
- What nutritious movement really means (8:03)
- How sitting is the new smoking (10:20)
- What an active lifestyle really looks like (12:17)
- How our mental health is affected by our movement (22:22)
- How to set up a dynamic workspace (39:24)
- Katy’s footwear recommendations (44:16)
- The importance of community (54:08)
- The natural relationship between movement and food (55:54)
- What keeps us from moving (60:36)
- The influence of environment on the way we move our bodies (65:10)
- Finding ways to nourish both the body and soul(66:04)
- Learn more about Katy and her work (71:22)
I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
PS – For more on Katy Bowman, be sure to follow her on Instagram @nutritiousmovement and on Facebook at @NutritiousMovement. Check out her website https://www.nutritiousmovement.com and check out her podcast: Move Your DNA. You can also find her book Move Your DNA, right here.