Walking Boosts Creativity


The next time you feel stuck with writer’s block, try taking a walk. A Stanford study has shown that walking increases creativity over simply sitting, even when walking indoors on a treadmill.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →