We are not moving enough.
“The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early death.” – The Lancet, leading international medical journal
We don’t yet understand what movement is.
Solving a problem first requires thorough understanding of the problem. Movement is complex. One reason a solution to the inactivity crisis has proven so elusive is the use of language that is very general, or non-specific, which leads to solutions that are non-specific, and therefore ineffective. The solution lies in understanding the nuances of movement. “Movement, like food, is not optional; 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
LEARN THE NUANCES OF MOVEMENT:
“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
B.S. Kinesiology, option: Biomechanics
California State University Fresno, 2000
M.S. Kinesiology, option: Biomechanics
California State University Northridge, 2006
Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. Her work has been featured in diverse media including The Today Show, CBC Radio One, The Seattle Times, and Good Housekeeping.
One of Maria Shriver’s “Architects of Change” and an America Walks “Woman of the Walking Movement,” Bowman has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities, sharing her “move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need” message. Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.
Her book, the bestselling Move Your DNA, highlighted the importance of distinguishing between movement and exercise and has revolutionized the way movement is now being discussed. This book along with her others—Movement Matters, Dynamic Aging, Grow Wild, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Diastasis Recti, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, and Alignment Matters—has been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.
You can read a more technical explanation of her work in this piece from the Journal of Evolution and Health. Sign up for our newsletter here. Find MEDIA coverage examples and submit inquiries here.
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. 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, and postnatal women, parents and kids, laborers and office workers. Athletes and exercisers, too, benefit enormously from Katy’s stepwise approach to stabilizing and strengthening the whole body for whole life goals.