This episode is focused on a topic that I love to talk about – movement. I am here with Nutritious Movement guru Katy Bowman, and we talk about the idea of growing wild and how we can optimize movement for our children and our families. Katy is a much-requested repeat guest on this podcast, and her first episode was amazing and I highly recommend it if you haven’t listened to it.
During our conversation today, we go deep on setting our children up for lifelong, good movement habits. And we delve into things like the difference between movement, activity, and exercise, why we’re seeing a decline in movement across a lot of parameters within society. We talk about how to optimize your home and even clothing environments for better movement. She’s so well-spoken and always a joy to talk to.
I know that you will learn a lot, and maybe this will challenge some of your environmental paradigms about your own home.
Episode Highlights With Katy Bowman
- The difference between movement, activity and exercise
- Why exercise as we think of it is a relatively new phenomenon
- What is sedentarism
- The reason we are seeing a decline in movement at a societal level and why this matters
- How environment affects movement
- The way that clothing choices affect movement without us realizing it
- A reason to consider minimizing seats in your home
- How to set up a house for optimal movement
- The similarities between food, movement, and sunlight and the cellular importance of each
Resources We Mention
- Nutritious Movement
- Grow Wild
- Move Your DNA
- Wizard and Prophet by Charles Mann
- Exhalation by Ted Chiang
- Pull up and Rock Climbing Board
- Gymnastics Mat for the hallway
- Katy Bowman’s house
- How to transition out of a mattress
More From Wellness Mama
- 106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels & Squat Instead with Katy Bowman
- 326: The Catastrophic Consequences of Sitting Too Much and What to Do About It With Dr. Turner Osler
- How to Keep Kids Active With Adventure Points
- Backyard Ideas to Keep Kids Playing Outside All Summer
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