Ever noticed that some of your most creative thinking is done while you’re walking? Whether you’re walking to work, a friend’s house, or even your car, your mind starts going. Research shows it’s not all in your head.
It doesn’t matter if you’re walking on a treadmill or along the beach, it’s the simple act of walking that helps boost creativity, according to a 2014 study from Stanford University. They conducted four experiments, testing participants on things like coming up with alternate uses for everyday items. In each case, individuals who were walking came up with ideas that were more “novel and appropriate” than participants who were seated. “The creative output increased by an average of 60% when the person was walking,” according to the study. Continue reading “Walking Boosts Creativity”