In this episode, I interview Katy Bowman, Biomechanist, about her latest book Move Your DNA. Katy and I talk about the effects of “living in a human zoo”, how to stop using exercise like vitamins, why sleeping surfaces matter, and how to determine an appropriate “movement diet” for your body. We also delve into the intricacies of cellular loading and how the loading of each cellular cytoskeleton impacts cellular health and epigenetic expression of your DNA.
Resources are below the bio
A brief bio:
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy’s ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor have earned her legions of followers. Katy is the founder and director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, which teaches the biomechanical model of preventative medicine to health professionals and laypeople worldwide, both online and in live seminars. She is also the creator of the popular Aligned and Well DVD series, a step-by-step visual guide to learning the basics of skeletal and body alignment. Katy’s groundbreaking work in pelvic floor restoration has made her particularly popular with midwives, OBGYNs, and others concerned with pelvic mobility, strength, and health. Her award-winning blog and podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes. Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA (2014), Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet (2011), and Alignment Matters (2013), have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide. In response to great demand for additional information on foot care, she released a practical exercise guide Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear in 2015. In between her book writing efforts, Katy travels the globe to teach the Restorative Exercise Institute’s courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and two small children.
Katy Says Blog: http://www.katysays.com
Restorative Exercise Institute: http://www.restorativeexercise.com
Katys Books: http://www.restorativeexercise.com/read/