In Praise of Walking
By Shane O’Mara (Penguin)
One characteristic that makes us who we are as a species is walking upright on two feet. Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara has researched the evolution and science of walking. O’Mara reminds us of a very simple pleasure – going out for a walk to clear our heads – and the many benefits it provides, such as losing weight, socialising, recalibrating inner compasses and gaining mental clarity.