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The relationship between walking and writing

Walking organizes our world around us. Writing organizes our thoughts.

In a forest, our brain must survey the surrounding environment, make a mental map of the world, choose a way forward and create that plan into a series of footsteps. In writing the brain has to review its own landscape, find a way through that mental terrain, and write down the resulting trail of thoughts.

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The connection between walking and thinking

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  • Walking promotes new connections between brain cells and increases the volume of the hippocampus (a brain region essential fo...

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The way we move our bodies changes the nature of our thoughts. When we stroll, the pace of our feet fluctuates with our moods. We can change the pace of our thoughts by deliberately walking faster or by slowing down.

While we walk, our attention is free to wander. Studies ...

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Studies suggest that spending time in green spaces can renew the mental resources that get depleted in man-made environments.

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