New Career Tips: Combining Exercise With Your Summer Commute Is Simpler Than You Think

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One of the best things about summer is the beautiful, sunny weather – unfortunately, you may not be able to experience it to the fullest if you’re cooped up in an office or classroom all day.

While it may be tempting to skip class or work to get more time in the sunshine, there is another easy way to do that. Consider these alternate commuting options to get the most of this gorgeous weather.

Cycling

Remember your bike? The one you bought and said you’d use, but has since been sitting in the basement or garage? Get it out, dust it off, and check that everything is working, including the brakes and the bell. If your bike is really old, it is a good idea to get your bike tuned up by a professional.

PROS:

  • Your commute is free!
  • Cycling allows you to get your morning exercise and commute done all in one go!

CONS:

  • Cycling can be dangerous, especially when you’re sharing busy roads with drivers during rush hour. Make sure you have the appropriate safety gear (a helmet and pads) and mirrors.
  • Bicycles can be an easy target for thieves, so you will want to make sure that your bike is securely locked.

Rollerblading

Rollerblading may seem like a kid’s activity, but a lot of adults are bringing their skates back for their commute. If you feel that a bike would take up too much space, or you’re concerned about the possibility of theft, consider investing in a pair of skates! This form of commuting offers the same pros as bicycling – just make sure to keep a pair of shoes at work or school to change into.

PROS:

  • Your commute is free!
  • Rollerblading allows you to get your morning exercise and commute done all in one go!

CONS:

  • Rollerblades may be banned in some businesses, such as coffee shops. Be sure to have a pair of shoes handy if you need to make extra stops.
  • The learning curve to rollerblading can be a bit steep – but that time you invest will be well-worth cutting down commute costs.

Running and walking

If you are lucky enough to live within walking or running distance of your work or school, take advantage of that during the summer! There is no additional equipment you need, beyond comfortable clothes and shoes.

PROS:

  • Your commute is free!
  • Running and walking allow you to get your morning exercise and commute done all in one go!

CONS:

  • Your typical clothes and shoes may not be the most comfortable ones to run or walk in, so you will have to keep a complete change of clothes at work or school.

With all these commuting options, you have the opportunity to cut down on gas/transit costs, as well as incorporating a healthy exercise routine into your mornings. You’ll find that you’ll have more energy to face your day at work or school. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

How do you get to work in the morning? Tell us in the comments!

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