For years it has been suggested that going for a walk or exercising can help with writers' block and get the creative juices flowing. Now researchers have shown that regular exercise really does improve creativity
The philosopher and author Henry Thoreau claimed that his thoughts began to flow ‘the moment my legs began to move.’
Now scientists have discovered that taking part in regular exercise such as going for a walk or riding a bike really does improve creative thought.
Cognitive psychologist Professor Lorenza Colzato of Leiden University in The Netherlands, found that those who exercised for four times a week were able to think more creatively than those with a more sedentary lifestyle.