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In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk and Why It’s Good For Us

In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk and Why It’s Good For Us

Shane O’Mara

Call no.: 612.044 OMA -[HEA]

All rights reserved. London, The Bodley Head, 2019

You may not have given much thought to the act of walking because it comes so naturally to most of us. But walking is a uniquely human skill—it defines us as a species. This everyday activity is more than a pragmatic means of living such as going to work or running errands; it can actually have a profound effect on our overall health and mood.

In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist and author Shane O’Mara posits that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. When we walk more, we enhance our learning and memory. Our organs get repaired and strengthened. Our stress levels fall and we are able to think more creatively. It can even slow down the ageing of our brains. In other words, walking is a superpower.

Text: Loy Huiyi (National Library Board)

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Source: National Library Board. Reproduced with permission.


Shane O’Mara

612.044 OMA -[HEA]

London, The Bodley Head, 2019

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