Take the First Step!
Walking is often an overlooked, undervalued, and under-appreciated option in our transportation system, yet it’s an elemental piece of nearly everyone’s daily travel. It is often the simplest, easiest, healthiest, most effective and affordable way to get around. So if you are able to walk, don’t overlook your own two feet! Consider what steps you can take to improve your health and that of your community by simply placing one foot in front of the other.
Improve Your Mood
Walking just 10 minutes per day can lift your spirits as much as a glass of wine or a square of chocolate!
Health experts recommend walking 7,000-8,000 steps per day (~ 3.5 miles) for optimal health. How many steps do you currently take? How many steps away from your house is the nearest bus stop? Hint: If you don’t know, use the Map or Transit App on your phone to find out! 🙂
Ready to Walk the Walk?
Walking can be combined with biking or other forms of transit. If you need help figuring out the best walking routes to/from your destination or transit stop, Contact us or try some of the following resources:
Walk Score is available for any address in the United States, Canada, and Australia. It also ranks the largest 3,000 cities and over 10,000 neighborhoods so you can find a walkable home or apartment. Walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, better commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.
Tips To Be Safe as a Pedestrian
Need more reasons to take the first step?
Check out this great article about the various health benefits walking has to offer and then
consider how you can incorporate walking into your daily commute and errands.