Published on April 6th, 2018 | by Sarah Jubb0
Walk To Work To Improve Your Life
Walking and postmen go hand in hand, but if you’ve ever felt like slipping on some comfortable trainers or walking shoes and taking a nice stroll to or from work, then April 6 is the day to do it. Today is officially Walk To Work Day, a day that was created to improve both physical and mental health along with a goal of also helping the planet.
There are many benefits to walking to work including allowing you to achieve some physical exercise that you may not be able to fit in otherwise. This will allow you to help maintain a healthy weight while also contributing to either preventing or managing health conditions including blood pressure and heart disease.
Along with this, taking regular walks can help to improve your mood and walking to and from work is the ideal way to boost your mood. Being outside will allow you to spend time in nature, even if it’s in the middle of a city, and will allow you to be exposed to sunlight along with allowing you to have a more interesting view than you may normally have in your car or on public transport.
But it’s not just your health that walking to walk is a bonus for, but it’s also great for the environment. Driving a car to and from work every day can be incredibly bad for the environment as the pollutants your car produces will be just one amongst many. Public transport can help as trains, buses and trams can take multiple cars off the road but walking (or cycling) is king when it comes to benefiting the environment.
Make Sure To Plan Your Walk Route
If you feel like walking to work then it’s important that you plan out your route efficiently, particularly if live further away from your workplace. For those who live close to their workplace then it may be a case of a few roads, but those who work further away will need to evaluate their paths to ensure that they are time efficient, and passable.
The route you drive to work may not be the most efficient way to walk to work as there will be plenty of little side streets that you can use to your advantage. That can also increase the safety of your walk by reducing the risk of meeting any main roads that could cause accidents. It’s also important to plan as you can evaluate how long it will take you to work. What might take half an hour driving could turn into a two hour walk if you’re not careful!
Have The Right Clothing And Items For Your Work
No matter where you work, whether it’s in the middle of a bustling city or on the outskirts of a town, it’s important to ensure that you are fully prepared for your work. This may involve investing in shoes that will be comfortable to walk long distances in, walking in high heels for long distances can cause physical pain and potential damage.
If you live further away from your workplace, then consider wearing an entirely different outfit that will make walking comfortable. A full suit or dress may not be suitable for walking miles every day. If your workplace allows it, you may be able to simply change into your work attire when you reach the office.
It’s important as well to make sure you have the correct bags to make carrying laptops, notebooks and more as comfortable as possible. A backpack is usually advisable for walking long distance, though messenger style bags can also be a good choice as well. On the Post Office Shop, we have a range of Luggage and Briefcases that have been designed with travel in mind, so you can be certain that they will be perfect for walking to work.
Items such as a backpack can also help to prevent any backache when walking longer distances and encourage you to have better body alignment by distributing the weight evenly.