How Are You Getting to Work Today?

Via on Apr 5, 2012

Leave your car behind today.

It’s National Walk to Work Day! In case you need a little extra push, here are five reasons to walk to work instead of driving:

1. Gas Prices. Our cars run on gas, which is insanely expensive, both financially and ethically.

2. Sunshine! Chances are post-winter you are a little lacking in the vitamin D department. Go for that walk.

3. Meditation in motion. Seated meditation is traditional and wonderful—definitely my favorite. But walking meditations are great too. Connect with your breath and the rhythms around you. What a great way to prepare yourself for the work day!

4.Happy heart. Anything that gets the blood flowing is good. Walking is great: no fancy equipment, start where you are and just go for it.

5. Simple action, exponential  benefits. The real benefits here kick in when other people start asking what it’s all about. If I don’t drive, someone may ask me why. Then, he or she may do something similar, and hopefully the discussion will continue.

April 6 is National Walk to Work Day, an event that takes place every year on the first Friday of April.

Will you be walking to work?

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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