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Commute actively whenever possible

Take This Action Commit to this action for yourself to help overcome the obesity epidemic.

You don't have to bike 10 miles each way to make your commute more active. Just adding in a little more movement on your way to and from work can improve your daily physical activity levels.

Workout to Work

  • Walk or bike to work if possible. You can start by doing so just one or two days in a week.
  • Get comfortable with a biking route by first trying it out on the weekend when there is less traffic.
  • Connect with interested co-workers and organize a day where you walk or bike to work as a group.
  • Try parking ten 10 minutes away from work and walking the rest of the way.
  • Take the stairs to exit parking garages.
  • Get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way when using public transportation.
  • Use the stairs instead of the escalator when going into and leaving your subway stop.
  • Inquire at your workplace about incentive programs for active commuters.
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Active commuting that incorporates cycling or walking is associated with an 11% reduction in the risk of heart disease.