All About Sedentary Culture

Katy Bowman

In this episode of the podcast, we chat with biomechanist, Katy Bowman. We discuss sedentary culture, our collective movement deficit and movement privilege. I hope this episode gets you moving in new and unexpected ways.

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In This Episode:

  • How curiosity and uncertainty shaped who Katy is 
  • Katy’s education and route to understanding nutritious movement 
  • What is sedentary culture?
  • Defining movement
  • Movement as nutrition 
  • Privilege, Labor, and Movement 
  • Isolation, Community, Social Media 
  • Ways to bring more movement into your life
  • The cost of efficiency


  • Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More by Katy Bowman
  • Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement by Katy Bowman
  • Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement by Katy Bowman
  • Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Anna Lembke
  • The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self by Michael Easter
  • Farming While Black by Leah Penniman 
  • The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham



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