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How walking makes us healthier, happier, and smarter

The benefits of walking are vastly underappreciated, writes Professor Shane O'Mara. Here, he explains why it is good for the body, the brain and society at large

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Walking can delay brain and muscle ageing

Walking can delay brain and muscle ageing

Professor Shane O’Mara is urging us all to get out more. Photo: Bríd O’Donovan

Professor Shane O’Mara is urging us all to get out more. Photo: Bríd O’Donovan

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Walking can delay brain and muscle ageing

You're a bit overweight, and your blood sugar and cholesterol levels are a little high. You need to shift the weight and get the blood sugar and cholesterol under control. What do you do? Reach for a pill?

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