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Neuroscientist Reveals the Insane Benefits of Walking Everyday for Brain Health and Longevity with Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist Reveals the Insane Benefits of Walking Everyday for Brain Health and Longevity with Shane O'Mara

Update: 2023-10-122
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Did you know that people who walk over 7,500 steps a day reduce their risk of all cause mortality and are less likely to suffer from major depressive disorders? Walking is one of the fundamental actions attributed to humans, yet our modern lifestyles do not promote this activity in our daily lives. It has many incredible health benefits and is one of the most underrated and low-cost activities that can be added to your daily routine to promote longevity and prevent aging. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Dr. Shane O’Mara discuss the mind-blowing science behind the power of walking and its ability to boost your mood, health, and even creativity. 


Shane O'Mara is a renowned neuroscientist and professor known for his work in the field of cognitive neuroscience, particularly in the areas of memory, stress, and brain function. Dr. O'Mara obtained his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at the University of Oxford. Throughout his career, Shane O'Mara has held various academic positions and conducted groundbreaking research in neuroscience. In addition to his research, Dr. Shane O'Mara is also an accomplished author, with several publications in scientific journals and books to his name.


In this episode, Dhru and Dr. O’Mara dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

-The consequences our brains and bodies face when we stay sedentary (2:36 / 2:36 )

-The research around walking and reducing depressive disorders (6:14 / 6:14 )

-Why walking is such an underrated physical activity (10:28 / 7:50

-What is the optimal level of activity research recommends versus what average adults do in Western societies (13:45 / 11:00 )

-Walking has more positive benefits and less side effects compared to any pharmaceutical drug (20:18 / 17:30

-The research behind how walking can prevent brain aging (24:55   / 22:10 )

-Practical ways you can incorporate walking into your daily routine (40:39 / 36:44

-The link between walking and creativity (53:40 / 49:46

-Health benefits of walking and reversing the damage of a sedentary lifestyle (1:05:32 / 1:01:55 )  

-Dr. O’Mara’s personal journey and passion that led him to research walking (1:18:37 / 1:14:41

-Dr. O’Mara’s daily walking routine  (1:31:21 / 1:27:26

-The relationship between sleep and walking (1:34:21   / 1:30:25 )


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Dr. O’Mara’s Newsletter BrainPizza

-Dr. O’Mara’s new book Talking Heads


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Neuroscientist Reveals the Insane Benefits of Walking Everyday for Brain Health and Longevity with Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist Reveals the Insane Benefits of Walking Everyday for Brain Health and Longevity with Shane O'Mara