Study shows a walk around the park can boost mental fitness.
People who rely on walks to overcome writer’s block or solve a tricky problem seem to have it right: new research shows that walking – whether indoors or outdoors – can encourage creative thought.
Researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, United States, conducted experiments on 176 people and found that participants who walked, rather than sitting or being pushed in a wheelchair, gave more creative responses on tests used to measure creative thinking.
Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise can have a positive effect on . . .