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In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us Kindle Edition
'Informative and persuasive enough to rouse the most ardent couch pototo' New Scientist
Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. It defines us as a species.
It enabled us to walk out of Africa and to spread as far as Alaska and Australia. It freed our hands and freed our minds. We put one foot in front of the other without thinking - yet how many of us know how we do that, or appreciate the advantages it gives us? In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist Shane O'Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits it confers on our bodies and minds, and urges us to appreciate - and exercise - our miraculous ability.
'Will leave you itching to go out for a good old-fashioned stroll' Mail on Sunday
*A Sunday Independent Book of the Week*
In Praise of Walking is both informative and persuasive enough to rouse the most ardent couch potato – perhaps saving humanity before our lifestyle consumes our brains completely -- Jonathon Keats ― New Scientist
Convincing and compelling ... In Praise of Walking is peppered with insights about everything from 19th-century poets and flâneurs to modern-day experiments with subjects playing video games in fMRI scanners ― Sunday Times
Walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier ... [O'Mara] knows this not only through personal experience, but from cold, hard data ― Observer
Full of insights… an accessible and thought-provoking discussion of walking as a key to human success -- Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain ― Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain
A book that will leave you itching to go out for a good old-fashioned stroll ― Mail on Sunday
A fascinating new book that examines the multitudinous benefits of this form of locomotion ― Harper's Bazaar
Like a poem to walking… [and] the science that might help convince planners to prioritise walking as a means of getting around -- Lucy Whetman ― UK Press Syndication
Forget apples. A walk a day really will keep the doctor away― Evening Standard
[In Praise of Walking] it provides an antidote to the many miseries that can accumulate because of our modern, sedentary lifestyle ― Simple Things --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07HBRJ4PZ
- Publisher : Vintage Digital; 1st edition (1 August 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 3261 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 195 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 48,401 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first half of the book was very scientific and hard reading for the average joe.
When it got to the actual benefit of walking and making it part of a daily routine it was all good news.
Walking saved my life starting out at 40 Years of age and over weight .
Now 88 Years and still walking and not just a stroll in the Park, 5km at pace.
Recommend this book to all who want to add a few Years to their life
Top reviews from other countries
I'm now addicted to my smartphone pedometer and hitting 5 miles (or 8 kilometers) almost every day which is the minimum amount we're evolved to walk. Naturally sedentary, I'm a writer who spends hours sitting on her arse writing or wrestling with Amazon KDP. I'm already feeling better and fitter after only 3 weeks.
Excuse me, I have to walk just one kilometer to hit 8 kilometers today. see you later.
Based on other comments, some readers clearly expected a practical walking guide that covered things like walking boots and equipment. It’s certainly not that type of book.
All in all, I’m pleased I read the book but I haven’t come away feeling I’ve learnt a lot.
But it has reinforced my view that walking is a great thing.