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ReasonRx Podcast Episode 4 Danny Clark, Movement Expert, Talks How Movement Helps Grades, Thinking, and Health
ReasonRx Podcast Episode 4 Danny Clark, Movement Expert, Talks How Movement Helps Grades, Thinking, and Health

ReasonRx Podcast Episode 4 Danny Clark, Movement Expert, Talks How Movement Helps Grades, Thinking, and Health

In the latest episode of our ReasonRx Podcast (also on iTunes!), Danny Clark, movement expert, talks about movement, our culture, our nature, and how movement helps us: child, student, teacher, adult.

Some topics Danny discusses are:

-how and why movement is important for everyone: child and adult, student and teacher
-what MovNat is and how it helps us all
-the link between movement, environment, and cognition
-how to overcome the fear of letting your kids play in nature
-what you can do to make yourself move better
-the theory, practice, and philosophy of natural human movement

Show Notes

Michael had poor-quality sleep the night before, so he was a little off his game. The episode also feature’s Melanie’s squeaky chair! lol 🙂

External links:
I. Danny and MovNat
II. Books, ideas, and resources we mention in the podcast
III. Other resources

I. Danny and MovNat

1.Danny’s Bio: https://www.movnat.com/danny-clark/

1.a. One of Danny’s workout videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSmahDBj6qg

1.b. Another of Danny’s workout videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE4rPLP-5kk

2. The Website of MovNat: https://www.movnat.com

3. MovNat’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MovNat

4. The Workout the Wold Forgot video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGF-ErsJiI

4.a. MovNat training at Wildfitness in Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4nmu6mZd4s

4.b. Some intermediate-level MovNat workouts outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91s9A4XgvuU

5. Erwin LeCorre’s article The History of Physics Fitness: https://www.movnat.com/history-of-fitness/

6. Erwan LeCorre’s bio: https://www.movnat.com/erwan-le-corre/

7. The Practice of Natural Movement book by Erwan LeCorre: https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Natural-Movement-Reclaim-Freedom/dp/162860283X/

8. Find a MovNat Trainer near you: https://www.movnat.com/find-a-trainer/

9. MovNat Movement Library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf0XEBKYNfU&list=PLC5sbdn5ESCRN_VeYcEimsilu7IXiLmP_

10. MovNat videos showing 100+ movements done with good technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVdaMhrNhzQ&list=PLC5sbdn5ESCSKU66Fbp6stQFPLaNQ8rib

II. Books, ideas, and resources we mention in the podcast

1.Dr. Michael Fowler (physics) at UVa: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/~mf1i/home.html

2. The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Harris: https://www.amazon.com/Deepest-Well-Long-Term-Childhood-Adversity-ebook/dp/B01N7HZ73B

2.a. Dr. Nadine’s TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ovIJ3dsNk

3. Spark by Dr. John Ratey: https://www.amazon.com/Spark-Revolutionary-Science-Exercise-Brain/dp/0316113514

4. The Autism Revolution by Dr. Martha Herbert and Karen Weintraub

5. Find a park near you:
a. https://findyourpark.com/your-parks
b. https://www.yelp.com/nearme/parks
c. https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

6. Camp Menogyn: https://www.ymcamn.org/camps/camp_menogyn

7. African kids dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEgG-Qhc1iQ

8. High School Fitness 1962 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGa6BPj3Mcw

9. Natural Play in Schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pot8EhKUdI

10. Urban Movement: https://www.urban-movement.com

11. Cameron Pratto: https://www.urban-movement.com/cameron-pratto

12. Adaptive movement
a. https://www.accesswire.com/416392/Adaptive-Movement-Parkour-Director-a-Pioneer-in-New-Project-for-Amputees-and-Spinal-Cord-Injuries
b. https://www.houstonpress.com/news/overcoming-barriers-adaptive-movement-is-parkour-for-the-physically-disabled-6713071

13. Art Delany on complexity, the power law distribution, and avoiding routine:
a. https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a18798989/new-paleo-diet-facts/
b. https://www.t-nation.com/training/evolutionary-fitness
c. his book The New Evolution Diet: https://www.amazon.com/New-Evolution-Diet-Paleolithic-Ancestors-ebook/dp/B004EBT6SS/

14. Dr. Terry Wahls talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

15. Anecdotes matter. “To reject all anecdotes is also to reject facts.“ –– Bernd Heinrich, in his book the Mind of the Raven (https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Raven-Investigations-Adventures-Wolf-Birds-ebook/dp/B000V507ES/)

16. A video I made for Melanie’s kids (and other interested people!) about climbing trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67zYvFi89x0

17. Hand-foot Crawls (aka Bear Crawls) are good for the upper body, especially when one gets more advanced at it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UmMdGKEEsI

18. Purple Pear Biodynamic Permaculture Farm Tour video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8i_2VRNwrg

a. Purple Pear Website: https://www.purplepearfarm.com.au/

19. Twenty-three Year Old Permaculture Food Forest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GJFL0MD9fc

20. Carlos Condit training MovNat video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3I8wIvC65Q

20.a. Erwan LeCorre explains some training concepts he used with Carlos Condit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u9UDERa_Z8

21. Some ideas on logic and science:
a. basics of induction and deduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_kZ9GaD57Y
b. on the nature of logic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWSAub8_-Zk
c. what “understanding” really is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0cxDyHMymM
d. more here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldAcademy

22, I think it was in this podcast (after 32:30) that I heard the idea that, for neurological reasons, ground work allows us to correct postural dysfunction in a way standing does not: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-unified-theory-of-human-movement

III. Other resources

  1. Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman: https://www.amazon.com/Move-Your-DNA-Movement-Expanded/dp/1943370109/
  2. Esther Gokhale Google talk on posture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yYJ4hEYudE
  3. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Fix-Happier-Healthier-Creative/dp/0393355578/
  4. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Child-Woods-Children-Nature-Deficit/dp/156512605X/
  5. The Art of Reasoning by David Kelley (we recommend you focus on classification, definition, argument analysis, and induction) https://www.amazon.com/Art-Reasoning-Introduction-Critical-Thinking/dp/0393930785/
  6. An Epidemic of Absence by Moises Velasquez-Manoff: https://www.amazon.com/Epidemic-Absence-Understanding-Allergies-Autoimmune-ebook/dp/B0061P2L5U
  7. Federico Bitti’s TED talk “Dystonia. Rewiring the brain through movement and dance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwkHK3rfKO0
  8. Anders Hansen TED talk “Why the Brain is Built for Movement:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9p3Z7L0f0U

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