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Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S. is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her eight books, including the groundbreaking Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences such as the Ancestral Health Summit and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Her work is regularly featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, the Joe Rogan Experience, and Good Housekeeping. One of Maria Shriver's "Architects of Change" and an America Walks "Woman of the Walking Movement," Bowman consults on educational and living space design to encourage movement-rich habitats. She has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities to create greater access to her "move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need" message. Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.


"Move Your DNA is a gift of complex information presented in an easily actionable style. Katy Bowman reminds us we are not in fact at the mercy of our genes and she shares how to get started right away." -Gabrielle Reece, professional athlete and author of My Foot Is Too Big For The Glass Slipper

"Move Your DNA is one of the most important books I've ever read. If you've suspected "nutritious" movement is as important to your health as nutritious food, you're right. This book explains why." -Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution

"Bowman covers some complicated topics, including physics, biology, kinesiology, and mathematics, but her tone is light, conversational, and often humorous, making learning from her effortless. Skillful use of analogy and metaphor makes complex topics accessible. For example, Bowman explains that loads are akin to the bending and rustling of a tree on a windy day and that inactivity can lead to disease in a way similar to that of a confined orca that develops a floppy fin. Move Your DNA is enjoyable, convincing, and sure to change the way fitness buffs (and couch potatoes) move." -Foreword Reviews [First Edition Review]

"This is a powerful, thought-provoking "must" for any collection strong in not just health routines, but in health science."-Midwest Book Review

"I would recommend this book to everyone. Whether you've been doing the fitness thing for years or are an absolute beginner, you will find seeds of wisdom to help you move more and better. Move Your DNA is a paradigm shifter that acknowledges the complexity of modern movement habits while also providing helpful ways to improve and grow." -Breaking Muscle [First Edition Review]

"A pioneering and necessary book and an instant classic." -Eden G. Fromberg, DO, for The Huffington Post [Review of First Edition]

"A groundbreaking book that makes the case that exercise is not enough" -Pilates Style Magazine

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