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. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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