Leaving the car at home and deciding to walk to work, instead, is definitely one of the first things you should do if you’re looking to save money. Anybody can walk and if you don’t have far to go it won’t take you that much longer to get there than it would if you went by car. Plus, you don’t have to deal with rush hour traffic or try to find a parking space and you can also increase your fitness at the same time. Even if you have a long distance to get to work you could always combine walking with the use of public transport.
When you get into the habit of driving you forget how healthy and happy walking makes you feel. You get used to the convenience of sitting in your car and listening to the radio, even though you’re left feeling stressed out when you find yourself spending longer waiting for red lights to turn green than you do actually driving. It can be a frustrating experience driving during peak times, especially if you drive along motorways and through busy towns and cities to reach your destination. This isn’t such a problem if you walk, though.
You don’t have to fill your car up with fuel before heading off to work, thus saving yourself a significant sum of money, while you don’t have to worry about the extra fuel you’re using when you have to keep stopping at traffic lights. All you need is your legs and a pair of shoes to get walking; you can walk as fast or slow as you want and you don’t have to worry about being held up by the traffic, since you have a clear stretch of pavement for you to use.
Walking to work can save you money, as you obviously don’t have to spend money on fuel and parking costs. Walking doesn’t cost anything to do and helps keep you fit and healthy. Consequently, you won’t have to spend a fortune to join a gym that you end up never going to, anyway, and will be able to stay in good physical condition. If you’re healthy you won’t have to worry about the need to take a few days off work to get better or being left with expensive prescription costs to pay.
It would therefore appear that if you want to save money, walking to work could be the right move to make.