In Praise of Walking : The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us


by O’Mara, Shane | Mathematics & science
Published 28/05/2020 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 224 pages

ISBN: 9781784707576 Category:


‘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


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

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