Walking will help your mood

By |2017-03-24T17:17:11+00:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: |

A study on college students found that walking will improve mood. This study had groups under varied conditions walk around campus.

Students who spent 12 minutes walking around campus or inside buildings reported a more positive mood than others.

They reported having more vigor, self-confidence, and attentiveness after the walk.

Others spent the same amount of time sitting and looking at photographs or watching a video of the same campus.


Miller JC, Krizan Z “Walking facilitates positive affect (even when expecting the opposite).” Emotion, August 2016


The “Elderly-related Words Provoke Slow Walking” Experiment

By |2017-02-28T00:21:25+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

It showed that people walked away from the lab in a slow way when exposed to words about old age. This result suggest that our minds are more open to influence than we realize.

But in 2012,  there was a failed replication of the study.  Although those who attempted the replication lacked necessary research skills. This was one of the factors that caused arguments.


Bargh, J. A., Chen, M., & Burrows, L. (1996). Automaticity of social behavior: Direct effects of trait construct and stereotype activation on action. Journal of personality and social psychology, 71(2), 230.


Being familiar with an area makes you think you can travel faster.

By |2016-12-13T12:43:03+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

A new study has found why we can sometimes run late.

The problem that we don’t know about is the way the brain thinks about a familiar space. If you know a lot about a local area you will often believe you can travel through it faster than you can.

At the very least you can explain why you are late.