☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ In Praise of Walking By Shane O'Mara ✓ – Dolove.info

In Praise of Walking Walking Upright On Two Feet Is A Uniquely Human Skill It Defines Us As A SpeciesIt 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 In Praise Of Walking Celebrates This Miraculous Ability Incredibly, It Is A Skill That Has Its Evolutionary Origins Millions Of Years Ago, Under The Sea And The Latest Research Is Only Now Revealing How The Brain And Nervous System Performs The Mechanical Magic Of Balancing, Navigating A Crowded City, Or Running Our Inner GPS SystemWalking Is Good For Our Muscles And Posture It Helps To Protect And Repair Organs, And Can Slow Or Turn Back The Ageing Of Our Brains With Our Minds In Motion We Think Creatively, Our Mood Improves And Stress Levels Fall Walking Together To Achieve A Shared Purpose Is Also A Social Glue That Has Contributed To Our Survival As A SpeciesAs Our Lives Become Increasingly Sedentary, We Risk All This We Must Start Walking Again, Whether It S Up A Mountain, Down To The Park, Or Simply To School And Work We, And Our Societies, Will Be Better For It

10 thoughts on “In Praise of Walking

  1. says:

    This was a tricky book to rate Firstly, I wanted to note that I listened to the Audible version of this, so parts of my review will mention the narrator as well.I was quite looking forward to this book, having recently discovered the joys of going for long walks in order to try and improve my physical and mental health The book turned out to be a bit drier than I tho

  2. says:

    This book confirmed a lot of what I practice and believe in The first part is a bit too scientific for my taste

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