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

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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 -- 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 strollMail on Sunday

A fascinating new book that examines the multitudinous benefits of this form of locomotionHarper'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

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[
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.

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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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 281 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Could change your life very easily!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insight into walking
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