Thursday, February 18, 2016
From BBC News Magazine —
The slow death of purposeless walking
It is the "just to walk" category that is so beloved of creative thinkers.
"There is something about the pace of walking and the pace of thinking that goes together. Walking requires a certain amount of attention but it leaves great parts of the time open to thinking. I do believe once you get the blood flowing through the brain it does start working more creatively," says Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking..
"Your senses are sharpened. As a writer, I also use it as a form of problem solving. I'm far more likely to find a solution by going for a walk than sitting at my desk and 'thinking'.
"Being out on your own, being free and anonymous, you discover the people around you," says Rebecca Solnit, author of Wanderlust: A History of Walking. Read more: BBC News Magazine — The slow death of purposeless walking