Reviews

  • 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 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

    Lucy Whetman, 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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