Study shows mental benefits of walking

By WEEK Producer

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM CDT

You may get more than exercise out of your walk.

Researchers at Stanford University graded study participants on their ability to come up with creative ideas after walking or sitting.

Creativity went up as high as 60-percent among the walkers and it didn't matter if it was indoors or outdoors.

Participants on treadmills were just as creative as those who walked outside.

Researchers say this gives employers another option for brainstorming sessions and it has a healthy side effect.

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