“The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early death.”
- The Lancet
“I propose that movement, like food, is not optional; that ailments you may be experiencing are simply (and complexly) symptoms of movement hunger in response to a movement diet that is dangerously low in terms of quantity and poor in terms of quality—meaning you aren’t getting the full spectrum of movement nutrition necessary for a baseline human function.”
- Katy Bowman, Move Your DNA
“If someone can be active on a part-by-part basis, then so too can they be sedentary in areas of their otherwise active body (and diseases of parts could be related to sedentarism of parts). This opens up an exciting thread in both exercise and non-exercise movement prescriptions—it might not only ‘move more,’ it could also be ‘move a greater number of your parts, more.’”
- Katy Bowman, Journal of Evolution and Health
The Nutritious Movement® Approach
Nutritious Movement recognizes that not only do we need to move our whole bodies more; we also need to move our individual body parts more.
So we combine big-picture education on biomechanics, kinesiology, physiology, and natural movement; and also simple, basic exercises to wake up all your trillion body parts. With lifestyle tips and community-building initiatives, Nutritious Movement helps you build a supportive movement community and create a more natural habitat in a modern context.
Simply put, we help you move more parts of you more often and more effectively.
Movement is a powerful tool. We can transform our bodies, families, communities, and planet... simply by moving more.
The Movement Movement & Nutritious Movement
Around the globe, people are waking up to how many of our ailments and illnesses can be attributed to our deeply sedentary habits. People have been told to move more and move better to resolve their pain or decrease their risk for certain ailments, but they’re not sure where to start. Enter the Movement movement, in which biomechanist and author Katy Bowman and her company Nutritious Movement - that’s us - are major players.
While most movement resources are geared towards how to structure a bout of exercise, we teach accessible, regenerative movement to people with all bodies and lives, including people with chronic pain or joint replacements, pre- and postnatal women, parents and kids, and even office workers. Athletes and exercisers, too, benefit enormously from Katy’s stepwise approach to stabilizing and strengthening the whole body for whole life goals.
Movement is for EVERY body!
The Katy Bowman Approach
“I love the technical precision of academic work as well figuring out how to create jargon-free explanations of human movement. I also love movement, even though I spent my first two decades being totally sedentary with my head in a book (well, a succession of books). I am constantly trying to add more movement to my life and in the world, thinking about the mechanics of movement and putting those thoughts into action and teaching others how to do the same.”
Katy Bowman M.S.
An internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and science communicator, Katy Bowman has both the skill and passion for reintroducing movement into people’s everyday lives. With her bestselling books, award-winning podcast (with more than 3 million downloads!) and classes both in person and online, she reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month. She regularly travels the globe to lead workshops and retreats, and is frequently featured on TV shows like NBC’s Today Show and in publications such as Prevention and Good Housekeeping. Katy directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, consults on research and on movement-rich community and educational space design, and spends as much time as possible moving outside with her husband and children.
Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA, Movement Matters, Dynamic Aging, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Diastasis Recti, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, and Alignment Matters, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.