September 23, 2014


Does walking really improve your creativity?

Walking“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

So observed eminent philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in his book ‘Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophise with a Hammer’. Whilst Nietzsche’s comments were recorded more than 125 years ago, they’ve been backed up much more recently by researchers from America’s Stanford University in an article published in the ‘Journal of Experimental Psychology’.

When comparing walking with sitting, the group found the former to boost creative output by up to 60 per cent. This, analysts have claimed, is also the reason why technology progressors Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg regularly held meetings on foot.

So why are so many people of the view that walking boosts creativity, and what evidence is there to prove that the views of both Friedrich Nietzsche and Stanford researchers are right? Read More