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52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time

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And on a related note, what is it with middle-aged women and their obsessive desire to do silly little dances in public whenever humanly possible? With its thought-provoking and evidence-backed weekly walk routine, 52 Ways to Walk will encourage everyone to improve how they walk, while also encouraging them to seek out new locations (many on their own doorsteps), new walking companions (our brains age better when we mix up our fellow walkers), new times of the day and night, and new skills to acquire while walking. I have worn out many a pair of walking sandals in Brooklyn, New Paltz/upstate NY and all over Essex and London, England.

This book pleasantly surprised me -- short chapters, each focused on a different way to walk (after meals, in forests, at night, etc. Or sing while you climb up hill, giving your mind something to concentrate on, and your breathing to become more regular. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. In this book, I particularly liked how the author looked at different aspects of walking, such as alone or in groups, the benefits of walking after waking and eating and even working and walking simultaneously.this one focuses on the different ways you can incorporate more walking to your life and why you should. Here, Annabel Streets shares the thrill of 52 different ways to walk, explaining the latest science behind each one, and providing practical tips for making the most of your daily steps. As a person who walks for both physical and mental health, rather than a particular destination, Annabel Streets' 52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time is both an inspiration, and a revelation. I love going on walks, and this was a solid book about the science of why different kinds of walks (walks through nature, walks after it rains, walks in the morning, in the evening, etc) are good for you! Things I liked about this book: So many ideas to think about walking in a new way and to keep the simple act of walking from being boring.

God master designed the human body to benefit from walking, enjoying nature, slowing down( so we can enjoy the earth He created), and developing kindred spirits. Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. But many of us are stuck in our walking routines, forever walking in the same place, in the same way, for the same time, with the same people.između svih tih (ne)izvedivih prijedloga, spontano sam si izabrala nekolicinu na koje ću više obratiti pažnju jer hodati ne namjeravam prestati, a kad je već tako, ajde da izvučem maksimum iz priče. So, when I stumbled upon this book I was excited to learn some new "ways" to walk, both to relax and improve fitness. Thing that will stick with me on the health benefits: Overall it seems that shorter more frequent walks have more benefits than one longer walk, especially short walks after meals. Most woo walk that I actually want to try: Walk with negative air ions, which can be found near waterfalls, other flowing water, in the mountains, on a misty spring morning, or after a downpour.

I was most touched by the end of the book when the author states that this was her love letter to walking, and a tribute to her father who refused to drive, and who also passed away while she wrote the book. Though the prose glides right along, a reader may find that it takes her quite a long time to finish this book due to the fact that every time she picks it up she will be inspired to put it down and go for a yomp. The list of benefits is about as long as the list of 52 walks - walking can help you lose weight, lighten your mood, stave off depression, sleep better, prevent a number of diseases and medical conditions by lowering your blood pressure, reduces stress, releases endorphins. PLUS, it gave me new ways to explore the various benefits available through a diverse walking repertoire. The book outlines 52 ways to walk, one for each week from January through to December, and all of which can be done by anyone, anywhere.

I read this through and decided to start the walking year in January of 2023 since the weeks approximately follow the year weather-wise. Take them out and listen to the birds, the trees rustling in the wind, the babbling brook, and you won’t make other walkers feel awkward when they speak to you by having to wait while you take them out!

It's not about just adding steps to your days, but about finding peace, improving both physical and mental health, increasing creativity and more. After reading this book, I’ll probably walk in the rain more, walk more errands, and walk while listening to the soundscape. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. I read all 52 chapters at once even though an argument surely could be made to read them week by week as it's laid out.I found this book by listening to an interview with the author, Annabel Streets, on the Mind Body Green podcast.

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