In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration

In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration

by Shane O'Mara Author

From walking’s evolutionary origins, traced back millions of years to life forms on the ocean floor, to new findings from cutting-edge research, the brain and nervous system give us the ability to balance, weave through a crowded city, and run our “inner GPS” system. Walking is good for our muscles and posture; it helps to protect and repair organs, and can slow or turn back the aging of our brains. With our minds in motion we think more creatively, our mood improves, and stress levels fall. Explore the benefits walking confers on our bodies and brains, and appreciate the advantages of this uniquely human skill. As our lives become increasingly sedentary, O’Mara makes the case that we must start walking again.