Key Insights From:
In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration
By Shane O'Mara
- The habitual act of walking has a multitude of benefits for both brain and body, many of which are only just being discovered.
- Walking has been well-conserved over eons of evolutionary history and in many species, but humans alone stand on their own two feet.
- Subconscious and conscious stimuli trigger our brains to fire individual cells to guide us along our chosen paths.
- Society is increasingly urbanized and as a result, all cities should be easy to walk in, accessible to all, safe, and enjoyable.
- When we begin moving, so do our brains.
- Humans were made to walk together, and in doing so, walking can be a powerful tool for connection and for change.