A study released in 2020 looked at whether paying closer attention to the world around you during your regular walks can improve the walks’ mental health benefits. This practice is called an “awe walk,” and anyone can try it.
So many people have taken up the habit of a daily walk during the pandemic that it’s become a cliché — the subject of memes and ironic jokes. But what you probably don’t know is that a specific kind of walk has even greater power to boost our sense of well-being than our usual stroll around the block. A study...