In Praise of Walking

by Shane O’Mara

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In Praise of Walking

by Shane O’Mara


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  • A Bonding Exercise

    Have you ever noticed that, when you walk with someone else, your steps become synchronized? This is because group walking is based on a complex mental process that essentially predicts what your group is going to do next. At its heart, walking is a social enterprise. While walking is commonly see

  • Get the Creative Juices Flowing

    Have you ever had a brilliant idea strike when you’re doing something mundane like taking a shower? That’s because the brain has two modes: an active thinking mode and a default wandering mode. These two modes tend to work at the same time. By walking, you can trick your brain into becoming more sti

  • A Cure for All Ills

    Researchers have found that less physical activity can lead to personality changes. You will see decreases in levels of extraversion, openness, and agreeableness. More time spent walking can be good for you, especially if you do it outside. A study has shown that future cases of depression can be

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