Its a superpower: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier

Neuroscientist Shane OMara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling Taking a stroll with Shane OMara is a risky endeavour. The neuroscientist is so passionate about walking, and our collective right to go for walks, that he is determined not to let the slightest unfortunate aspect of urban design break his stride. So much so, that he has a habit of darting across busy roads as the lights change. One of lifes great horrors as youre walking is waiting for permission to cross the street, he tells me, when we are forced to …