In this episode, Breaking Muscle Radio speaks with biomechanist Katy BowmanKaty has earned an international reputation for reducing pain, increasing bone density, improving metabolic health, and solving pelvic floor mysteries.


When Katy combines biomechanics with her passion for problem solving, and applies both to the human race, the insights she discusses with Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Nicole Crawford are astounding.


Press play to hear what Katy has to say.


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From self-confessed bookworm to all-day natural mover, Katy's journey has been from someone who hated running to someone who can see and explain the value of movement with clarity and insight. Katy's metaphor of movement as nutrition is a useful and accessible way to consider how movement affects our daily lives.


  • 00:13 - Introduction to Katy Bowman
  • 01:05 - Katy's journey from bookworm to natural mover
  • 06:43 - Our innate human instinct to not move
  • 08:17 - Movement as nutrition
  • 11:45 - Exercise versus movement
  • 14:05 - A nutritious day of movement
  • 15:23 - Thinking outside the exercise box
  • 17:37 - How to put nutritious movement into practice on a daily basis
  • 19:43 - Why feet are important and how can we help them do their job
  • 22:52 - How to transition to nutritious movement without causing other problems
  • 26:00 - How minimizing the furniture you use can help
  • 29:20 - The distinction between moving and how active your muscles are
  • 32:51 - Why the squat is such an important movement
  • 36:30 - Squatting, kegels, pelvic floor health, and muscle tension
  • 40:55 - What a healthy pelvic floor requires
  • 42:43 - Squatting during pregnancy
  • 47:34 - Kids and movement
  • 54:15 - Choosing not to be captives of our environment
  • 56:34 - Katy's details and upcoming projects


Katy's writing explores the relationship between cultural habits, movement, and disease, and includes Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet, Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says, and Move Your DNA.


Katy is the creator and talent of the Aligned and Well DVD series, and blogs regularly at Katy Says. Follow her on Facebook.


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