Back to (Body) School Challenge

Friends, I’m a huge nerd. I love school, and back-to-school, and September. I get sad EVERY YEAR I don’t have a new Trapper Keeper and silver LA Gear high tops. There’s a lot about school I loved, most of all the new things to become aware of—and I love assignments. I LOVE ASSIGNMENTS! And, I also like measuring things. So, thinking on all of this—that it’s September, and I want to go…

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Social Media is Shaping Your Body – Podcast Episode #80

“The truth is that I’d undoubtedly be distracted while walking, as well. I’d probably be reviewing e-mail as I walked, or checking my stats on the GPS app or pedometer, or tweeting about how I was checking my pedometer.” – Wayne Curtis, from The Last Great Walk, on how long-distance, cross-country walking isn’t really feasible any more I’m taking a social media break. A two-month-long one at that. I’m used to taking…

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We’ve Got Your Back – Podcast Episode #78

We set things straight in this episode, shouldering your back-related mailbag questions in an effort to help you understand how the state of your back is really shaped by every other body part attached to it. KATY: I hear hundreds of toilet papers being plopped on the toilet seat behind them.   DANI: Oh! Ha! You’re the worst!   KATY: I … yeah.   DANI: Welcome to the Katy Says podcast where…

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Breastfeeding Ecology (Part 2) – Podcast Episode #77

We’re going to take another step back, and look at breastfeeding from an ecological standpoint. Breastfeeding isn’t one single behavior, but a category of behaviors that is happening in the context of all your habits and your environment. Katy answers more of your questions in part two our Breastfeeding Ecology show.   KATY: Not ducks like “quack quack” like ducts.   DANI: Ducts.   KATY: In case you were like wondering “Do…

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Swingers – Podcast Episode #60

What ARE you doing with your arms when you’re walking? What about uphill? What if you’re holding a dog leash? Let’s get down to arm-swing town with Katy as she breaks down the biomechanics of using those dangly things that hang from your shoulders.   DANI: Welcome to the Katy Says podcast where Dani Hemmat and Katy Bowman talk about movement: The tiny details, the larger issues, and why movement matters.  …

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MEGA Movement Mailbag – Podcast Episode #59

Housecleaning time, so Katy answers your letters in an extra long, MEGA Movement Mailbag.   DANI: It’s the Katy Says podcast, where movement geek, Dani Hemmat – that’s me – joins biomechanist, Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA for discussions on body mechanics, movement nutrition, natural movement, and how movement can be the solution to modern ailments we all experience. What’s up today?   KATY: Mailbag.   DANI: Mailbag!   KATY:…

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