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00:07:54 - What walking 440 miles taught me about footwear (and feet)– Jump to section
00:10:27 - What walking 440 miles taught me about a balanced movement diet- Jump to section
00:12:57 - What walking 440 miles taught me about a stacking my life- Jump to section
00:15:57 - What walking 440 miles taught me about taking (and moving) time- Jump to section
00:20:23 - What walking 440 miles taught me about Vitamin Community- Jump to section
00:22:17 - What walking 440 miles taught me about sedentarism and what’s next- Jump to section
00:27:26 - Where's Katy? - Jump to section
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Hello dear listener. I am Katy Bowman and this is the Move Your DNA podcast. I am a biomechanist and the author of Move Your DNA and seven other books on movement.
On this show, we talk about how movement works on the cellular level, how to move more, and how to move more of your parts. As well as how movement works between bodies and in the world, also known as movement ecology. All bodies are welcome here. Are you ready to get moving?
Friends, I just turned 44! Did you follow along on my birthday walking challenge on Instagram? When I was done walking four hundred and forty miles, yes, you heard right, four hundred and forty miles. I wrote a debrief of the hows and whys but it was so long, I thought I’d save you the screen time and read it to you instead. You can find the written version, as well as various resources I mention, published on NutritiousMovement.com
So, here we go.
How (and Why) I Walked 440 Miles For My 44th Birthday.
Yas baby booby! That was for you, Dani!
All right, friends, this is it for the Move Your DNA podcast this time around. You can find this article in the podcast transcripts on NutritiousMovement.com, and all of the courses and books I mentioned are linked and easy to find at the top of the transcript. If this essay spoke to you, I encourage you to check out my book Movement Matters. Movement Matters is along this same vein and will keep you inspired and learning about sedentarism as a cultural phenomenon. It can keep you moving, too, if you get the audiobook version!
If you are thinking about setting a walking challenge for yourself, keep an eye out for my collaboration course with Yoga Tune Up® and Jill Miller. It is called “Walking Well.” It is a downloadable set of videos where Jill and I are going to walk and roll you through all the exercises and rollouts you need to prepare your body for… you guessed it, walking well.
And if you’re in the New York area, I will be teaching a Dynamic Aging course September 2020 at Omega Institute!
On behalf of everyone at Move Your DNA and Nutritious Movement, thank you for listening. Until next time friends – take a hike!
This has been Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman, a podcast about movement. Hopefully you find the general information in this podcast informative and helpful but it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.
I found I don’t enjoy walking my fast pace (15-18 min mile) as much as I do
walking a little slower.
There were a lot of times I didn’t want to go walk anymore, but never once
did I regret the walk after I was back.
I had two menstrual periods during this time and both were different from usual in that they were short (2.5 and 3 days) and both came without any physical sensations.
Walking to and from work made for the easiest miles.
My day typically started at 5 am and I was asleep by 9 pm.
Community is everything if you’re trying to walk more.