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In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us by [O'Mara, Shane]
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In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us Kindle Edition

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"Fascinating ... O’Mara argues [walking] is intimately connected to our bodies, our brains, and ultimately how we exist as a species" (The Times)

"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" (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)

"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" (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)

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A captivating exploration of the science of a skill that is uniquely human- how we walk. And a hymn to its many benefits for our mental and physical health, and for our society.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2259 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (1 August 2019)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07HBRJ4PZ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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