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Walking

Walking

Commuter Resource Rhode Island Program Booklet

All you need is your own two feet! If the distance between where you work and where you live allows for it, walking to work is an overwhelmingly positive alternative to driving. Not only will it give you an opportunity to get some exercise and clear your mind before and after work, but it’s the most economical and environmentally friendly way to commute of all.

Benefits of walking:

Doctors recommend 30 minutes of regular exercise every day, but that doesn’t mean that you have to join a gym to get it. Walking long enough and fast enough so that you’re breathing a little heavier and feeling warm has amazing health benefits.

  • It promotes heart health and reduces your risk of heart attack
  • Walking lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
  • The exercise you get from walking on a regular basis can help you control your weight

Walking also has the lowest environmental impact of all. 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 onto the sidewalks.

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