Think walking is void of philosophy? Nietzsche and Gros are here to say you're wrong.
- French philosopher Frederic Gros tells us that walking is a route to entirely being ourselves and experiencing the sublime.
- He has a bias towards the wondering hikes of Nietzsche and Kerouac but has a place for urban strollers too.
- His book reminds us that even something as mundane as walking can be a vital part of our lives when done for itself.
The findings of this study are stunning: in a 16-hour waking day, adults are sedentary for 12.3 hours.
Want to think more creatively? Move your body, and move away from your emotional baseline—in any direction.
Want to improve your mood? This study recommends you get walking, even for a short time, and even if your surroundings aren't picturesque.