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"Grown Wild" (Encore)

Aired on Monday, November 21st.
Aired on Monday, November 21st.

Bowman's book aims to get kids as well as their families moving more, and moving better, and doing so together -- ideally, while outside.

(Note: This show first aired last year.) Our guest is the bestselling author and biomechanist, Katy Bowman, who also runs a movement education company called Nutritious Movement in Washington State. She talks about her book, "Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More." It's a guidebook arguing that -- in an era when tasks formerly requiring the use of our muscles and bones can now be done with a click or swipe on a device -- we as a society have chosen convenience over the movement-rich environment that our physical and mental health actually depend on. As Sheryl Campbell, author of "Mother Earth News," noted of this work: "'Grow Wild' is not a book of exercises. Rather it is a helpful reference for creating active spaces for children to move in throughout their ordinary day."

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