Fitting Walking into Your Life

Walking Commuters

Walking commuters are people who have managed to work their walking program into their daily commute to and from work. These individuals are proof of what we've been saying throughout this article: Walking is the easiest of all exercises to build into your routine.

Walking to and from work may take a little longer than commuting in a car, bus, or train, but the rewards are well worth it.

If you travel by public transportation for many miles to get to work each day, you might assume that there's no way you can walk to work. You can't walk the entire distance, that's true. If you take public transportation, on the other hand, you can try getting off the bus or train one or two stops early and walking the remaining distance.

If you drive to work, you might save money and time if you walk part of the way. As many long-distance commuters know only too well, the longest part of the drive to work is often the last mile or two, as you near the congested area that everyone is converging upon. If you're really unlucky, it can take the last ten minutes of an hour-long drive just to get through the last four blocks.

If you parked your car four, six, or eight blocks from work, you could probably walk that distance in the same amount of time it takes you to drive, fight for a parking space, and get to your office. You might even beat your driving time by walking that last bit of the trip.

Chances are you'll also pay less for parking, because you won't be fighting for a prime parking space. Depending on the location, if you play your cards right, you may even be able to find a free space.

Other people find walking support at the office through corporate walking programs. Learn more on the next page.

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