52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time (Hardcover)
52 Ways to Walk is a short, user-friendly guide to attaining the full range of benefits that walking has to offer--physical, spiritual, and emotional--backed by the latest scientific research to inspire readers to develop a fulfilling walking lifestyle.
We think we know how to walk. After all, walking is one of the very first skills we learn. But many of us are stuck in our walking routines, forever walking in the same place, in the same way, for the same time, with the same people. With its thought-provoking and evidence-backed weekly walk routine, 52 Ways to Walk will encourage everyone to improve how they walk, while also encouraging them to seek out new locations (many on their own doorsteps), new walking companions (our brains age better when we mix up our fellow walkers), new times of the day and night, and new skills to acquire while walking.
Inspirational, backed by science, illuminated with human anecdote, and bolstered with how-to tips, 52 Ways to Walk will inspire, challenge, support, and encourage everyone to become more ambitious with their walking practice, revealing how walking may be the best-kept secret of the supremely healthy and happy, the creative and well-slept--those with the best posture and sharpest memories. Just about everything, it appears, can be improved and enhanced by clever and judicious walking. It turns out you actually can get more from life, one step at a time.
About the Author
Annabel Streets is a writer of highly researched, award-winning fiction as well as both narrative and practical nonfiction. She is the author, writing as Annabel Abbs, of the forthcoming nonfiction book Windswept: Women Who Walked (Tin House, September 2021), a feminist meditation on the power of walking in the lives of several extraordinary women, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frieda Lawrence. Under the name Annabel Streets, which she uses for her practical nonfiction, she is coauthor of The Age Well Project (Piatkus, May 2019). She is the author the novels The Joyce Girl (William Morrow, June 2020), the story of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia, and of the forthcoming Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen (William Morrow, September 2021), which has been described as a Julie & Julia set in Victorian England.