“While being outdoors has many cognitive benefits, walking appears to have a very specific benefit of improving creativity,”
~ Marily Oppezzo
In a recent study, researchers found that people who went for a walk came up with twice as many ideas as those who sat at a desk. However, participants sitting at a desk performed better when answering questions with only one right answer.
Taking a walk prior to an event that requires creativity can also confer lasting benefits. So, before that big meeting or interview, it may pay to take a walk.