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Summary

Bloomsbury presents 52 Ways to Walk by Annabel Streets, read by Deryn Edwards.

Walking had become, once again, the great adventure of my life. But this time science could explain how and why.

Walking strengthens our bodies, calms our minds and lifts our spirits. But it does so much more than this. Our vision, hearing, respiration, sleep, cognition, memory, blood pressure, sense of smell and balance (to name a few) are all enhanced by how we walk. For instance:

Walking in cold weather burns extra fat and builds more muscle.

Walking alone strengthens our memories.

Walking in woodland helps us sleep.

And there’s nothing more restorative than a romantic night hike.

Our choice of location, time, direction, duration, walking companion and gait, as well as the weather we opt to walk in, can transform our daily stroll. Here, Annabel Streets shares the thrill of 52 walking styles, explaining the latest science behind each one, and provides practical tips for making the most of your daily steps.

52 Ways to Walk is a revelatory and informative handbook for anyone stuck in a walking rut, curious about the lesser-known benefits of walking or merely in need of some on-foot novelty and adventure.

52 Ways to Walk is a love letter to walking.

©2022 Annabel Streets (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic reviews

"Walking adds greatly to our lives, and this insightful and wise book adds greatly to our walking. Page after page, it's a pleasure to follow in the author's footsteps." (Duncan Minshull, editor of Sauntering and Where My Feet Fall)

"Streets carefully breaks down the psychological and physical benefits of [walking], and makes a solid case that getting some movement in outside can help one 'appreciate the exquisitely complicated and beautiful world we inhabit'. Readers ready to hit the pavement will find plenty of inspiration and information here." (Publishers Weekly)

"Spiritual, educational, and informative." (Booklist)

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If you love walking, read this!

An excellent book. It's full of science, as well as being an easy, enjoyable listen.