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064: Katy Bowman – Katy Says… Minimize Your Footwear, Embrace Calluses, Ditch The Furniture

By Dr. Jesse Chappus & Marni Wasserman: Health & Wellness Experts

This week, we are speaking with biomechanist, Katy Bowman. She is the author of Move Your DNA and has a podcast of her own, Katy Says. Katy's thesis is to differentiate exercise and movement, she refers to movement as nutrition for our bodies. In this episode, we discuss: The road to becoming a biomechanist Movement vs. exercise Active people are typically sedentary outside their exercise time Movement is a form of nutrition Transitioning to minimalistic footwear Where we are with movement now is where we were with nutrition 100 years ago Your body evolves to its environment, for better or worse As humans, we like to segment the body and look at individual parts Minimalistic shoes - top brands Consider going furniture free or using your couch less Furniture is like junk food Have better bowel movements by using a Squatty Potty + why it works Anything that limits the full use of your body is a cast An orca whale's dorsal fin flops over in captivity due to its environment (a cast) Humans in the 21st century, what are our folded fins? Anatomy and physiology textbooks represent sedentary human beings The healthiest parts of your skin are the calluses Pillows and mattresses weaken your body Standing all day at work, isn't the answer Links to things we mentioned: Sunwarrior <== 10% off all Sunwarrior products (free shipping over $100) Join The Ultimate Health Podcast Facebook Community Katy Bowman's website Follow Katy on Facebook (Nutritious Movement) Katy Bowman - Move Your DNA (book) Shoes: The List (minimalistic footwear options) Shoes: The (Winter) List (minimalistic footwear options) Katy Says - Episode 29: The Skin Show (iTunes) How can you support our podcast? 1. Subscribe and review our show on iTunes and Stitcher. We make sure to read them all. 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. 3. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

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