A Rewarding Travel Routine
At first, it may be difficult to change your travel pattern, to make more of your journeys to work by foot. After the initial leap it could take some getting used to. If you want to use your car a little less, Limerick Smarter Travel is here to let you know help is at hand, to remind you that the benefits to your health, well-being, pocket, and to the environment can last a lifetime
Plan your Journey
Did you know health professionals recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day? Would it be possible for you to walk some, or all, of your journey to work? If you are unsure of the time it may take Whay not try an online journey planner to calculate the lenght and duration of your walk to work such as:
When it’s convenient leave the car at home or at a safe ‘park and stride’ location near your workplace, get your body moving, and work some meaningful physical activity into your day.
The Walking Challenge
Health professionals recommend that we take around 10,000 steps a day (or 6km) to maintain positive health and wellbeing; it’s a 2km round trip from the Limerick Hunt Museum to the Limerick Gallery of Art. Pedometers are available in stores, or as an application for your smartphone, count your steps as you take them, helping you monitor and improve your step count, motivation and health. Many workplaces and campuses enjoy taking part in pedometer challenges including the national pedometer challenge run by www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie to help their staff and students kick start or maintain a healthy travel routine.
For further information, please do get in touch.
Contact: Siobhán O'Dwyer
Telephone: 061 407 453
Limerick Smarter Travel, on the ground and in your daily routine.