Use your feet – WALK
One of the healthiest and cheapest ways to get to work is to use your feet. It is a perfect start to the day. You get some exercise that you might not have time for otherwise and arrive at work alert and ready to go.
Doctors recommend about 30 minutes of regular exercise each day. That doesn't necessarily mean running flat out on a treadmill. It can mean walking a reasonable distance - just enough to be breathing a little heavier and feeling warm. Thirty minutes of walking to and from work each day can help to:
*Reduce the risk of heart attack
*Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
*Help to control weight
Walking also has the lowest environmental impact of all forms of transport. It produces no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, community safety is enhanced when more people choose to get out of their cars and into the streets.
Don’t just save, win!
You can save some cash by walking to work. Even better, if you log your trips in the Pierce Trips Calendar you can win great prizes.
Tacoma-Pierce County Walking Guide
Use the popular Tacoma-Pierce County Walking Guide to:
*Learn how to start a walking program
*Choose comfortable shoes
*Great maps, trail highlights, terrain and surface descriptions
Check it out and learn about trails and parks you may not be familiar with. You may even be able to incorporate some of them into your normal commute route.
A series of programs designed to help improve anyone's activity level, sponsored by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Walking in Washington
Website sponsored by the Washington Department of Transportation and includes safety tips, pedestrian laws, and finding good walks and hikes in Washington.