Resources: Workday Walking

Resource List

Struggling to Walk Daily? This video is for you:


Exercise Decreases Risk of Depression, Regardless of Age – CSP

Regular Walking Can Help Ease Depression – Scientific American

Walking as a Superpower –  The Guardian

Long-lasting benefits of going for a walk – Country Living

Light and Circadian Rhythm – The Key to A Good Night’s Sleep? – BBC

How Light and Sunsets Affect Circadian Rhythms and Sleep – American Sleep Association

How connecting with nature benefits our mental health – Mental Health Foundation

6 Serious Health Risks from Sitting All Day – Prevention

Why Office Workers Can’t Sleep and Why That’s Bad – Literary Hub

Attention, Coach Potatoes! Walking Boosts Brain Connectivity / function – Science Daily

Podcast & Video Conversations:

Why Walking is the Superpower You Didn’t Know You Had with Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

How Exercise changes your Brain and Reduces Your Risk of Depression with Dr. Brendon Stubbs – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Why Getting More Light Will Transform Your Health with Linda Geddes – Dr Rangan Chatterjee


In Praise of Walking by Shane O’Mara

Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight by Linda Geddes

Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest & Health by Daniel Lieberman

Scientific Studies:

How a sedentary lifestyle affects mood / stress – The British Journal of Psychiatry

Lack of physical activity links to depression – Jama

How exercise boosts volume of hippocampus – Science Direct

How reduced sitting time benefits mental health – Science Direct

Give your ideas some legs: The positive effect of walking on creative thinking – Journal of Experimental Psychology