If you have the opportunity to walk to work, you should consider yourself extremely lucky because you are in the minority. Most people are trapped inside their steel cage, lumbering down the highway and gnashing their teeth as they fight their way through traffic.
If you live within a close enough proximity to your work that you can walk there, then you definitely should take advantage of that. There are numerous health benefits, both physical and mental, that a good daily walk will provide you. On top of that, there are also financial benefits to ditching your ride. Let’s explore the many benefits of walking to work:
No more excuses to skip your exercise
Walking to work gives you a no excuses, every day exercise program that guarantees that you will almost never miss a day, except on weekends. You might be able to come up with a feeble excuse to give yourself for not going to the gym, but it’s doubtful that your boss will be so receptive to those excuses.
You will get your exercise and you will undoubtedly see many health benefits because of it. If it takes you, say, 20 to 30 min. to walk to work and then again back home, you are getting a good 40 min. to an hour walking every weekday.
Imagine how much weight you can lose on an exercise regimen like that. You will see your muscles toned and an increase in your endurance, and your mental health will assuredly improve as well. Regular exercise is known to decrease depression and release neurotransmitters that improve mood.
Imagine all the car repair and gas money you will save by trading in your Jeep for a pair of Nike’s. I spend $50 to fill my car up with gas and I’m lucky if that last me a week. In addition to the health benefits, you can obviously save quite a bit of money by walking.
Walking helps you clear your head
Everybody needs some time alone to clear their thoughts and plan their day, and walking gives you a chance to reflect on these things without having to focus your attention on traffic. It really gives you a nice respite to turn your thoughts inwardly and reflect on the issues at hand without the frustration of traffic interfering.
Stop and smell the roses
When I’m walking, one of the most enjoyable things for me is simply to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors in the city. It’s nice to be out in the fresh air and sunshine and to see the beautiful trees and flowers and sky, and to be able to take in the natural beauty that is so often forgotten in my world. I spend all day in the office, and in the evenings usually on my computer or otherwise inside, and walking to work gives me the chance to really connect with the outdoors.
It’s good for the planet
If it’s important to you, and it should be, your decision to walk will be making a positive difference on the health of the environment. With all the news of global warming and the ecological disaster that could come if we don’t change our ways, it’s good to be able take a small step and make a difference in that area and reduce our carbon footprint.
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