The Active Commute to Work


Many of us struggle to find time to exercise around our daily life commitments- work, family etc. Therefore, exercising on our commute to and from work - whether that be walking, running, cycling is a great way to get active,Enjoy fresh air and scenery, save money and 'warm up' for and unwind after work.

Lisa who is a friend of mine gets active on her commute to work in Manchester by walking. Please see her inspiring story below.

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The Active Commute to Work

For those of us not blessed with jobs that keep us active and fit whilst we work, there is an ongoing battle to stay conscious of how little we move during the day. In an ideal world, companies would have the space and budget for treadmill desks and we’d all burn off our lunches before it was time to go home! 

I’m no fan of the gym, I think Matt’s “outdoor gym” concept is far more appealing. Why not use a park bench for some press ups or a kid’s playground for some pull ups?! When you think about it, the possibilities are endless, not to mention, free! This got me thinking…

Parking next to our city centre office was costing around £125 a month and offered no exercise from car to desk in under 2 minutes. Good old Google gave me locations of other carparks within a 2-mile radius of the office that would cost a fraction of the price and offer a decent walk before and after work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not doing a mile and a half’s worth of lunges to and from the office (sorry to disappoint you Matt!) but the brisk walk before and after work is great for body, mood, and bank balance! We can even set off to work later because we don’t get stuck in as much traffic. It’s a win win situation!

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