WHOLE BODY BAREFOOT: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear
BY KATY BOWMAN
What if keeping your feet confined in shoes has limited the potential of your entire body? Is it as simple as kicking off our shoe-shackles and releasing our feet into the wild? Whole Body Barefoot will help you safely and effectively transition to minimal footwear, reaping the enormous benefits of freeing your feet without injuring yourself along the way.
Whole Body Barefoot presents:
- How conventional shoes can cause your body to lose mobility and muscle.
- The importance of walking on natural surfaces.
- The corrective exercises that can transition your shoe adapted feet and legs
- Vitamin “Texture” and how the latest research on toe-walking and texture might mean that barefoot time is essential to walking well.
With clear, science-based explanations, Katy lays out the issues created by conventional shoes and artificial environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to more natural footwear safely and effectively.
With over twenty exercises, this is a must-have for anyone hoping to restore lost foot function, and improve their health… naturally!
Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. Blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions, her website and award-winning podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes.
Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA, Movement Matters, and Diastasis Recti, Dynamic Aging, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, Alignment Matters, and Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.
Passionate about human movement outside of exercise, Katy volunteers her time to support the larger reintegration of move-ment into human lives by providing movement courses across widely varying demographics and working with non-profits promoting nature education. She also directs and teaches at the Nutritious MovementTM Center Northwest in Washington state, travels the globe to teach Nutritious Movement courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and children.