Katy Bowman and Whole Body Barefoot
Welcome back to our new podcast season!
Today we welcome to the podcast our good friend and mentor, Katy Bowman of the Restorative Exercise™ Institute, and author of the new book Whole Body Barefoot!
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- The importance of walking on different surfaces and textures
- What’s more important, the shoe or the surface?
- The culture of shoes
- Are minimal shoes dangerous?
- How can we improve shoe choices for children?
- A ‘look’ inside Katy’s shoe closet
The books and links we talked about on today’s show
Something to listen to while walking!
As always, we love to give you ways to spend quality time walking, and this week is no different!
Head over to Audible, for your free book and 30 day free trial – Audibletrial.com/EatWellMoveWell, then look for this episode’s suggested book, Move Your DNA, by Katy Bowman
Buried under “You Are What You Eat” headlines is another perspective supported by the latest research: You are, actually, how you move.
Move Your DNA explains the science behind our need for natural movement – right down to the cellular level. It examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter-gatherer’s life and the movements in our own. It shows the many problems with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of a poor movement diet.
Best of all, Move Your DNA contains the corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes we need to make in order to free ourselves from disease and discover our naturally healthy, reflex driven selves.
The “movement is not optional” argument is so convincing, this audiobook was designed to be listed to while walking – each chapter listing the mileage for that section. An average walker will complete 20 miles while listening!
This episode’s actions
1. Take off your shoes and walk on some different surfaces. Enjoy the feeling of pebbles, grass, dirt, sand, or even that icky stuff that Katy talked about on the show. …yuuuuck…
2. Pickup Katy’s new book, Whole Body Barefoot and start reading!
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Our podcast theme music for this episode is Sorry, by Comfort Fit.