I am very impressed with the number people and families I see each morning walking and biking to school or work together. Way to go!
Despite the heat this week, walking or biking your kids to school is a great idea! Not only is it environmentally-friendly, it gets in some exercise each day.
There are some issues when 'exercising' to work that prevent people from doing it...
Here are some tips to help you out...
*Bring an extra shirt, shoes, and a 'touch up' kit (baby wipes, soap/washcloth, deodorant) with you. Change when you get there.
*Ask your boss if there is a place in the building to store your bike or gym shoes. Then you don't have to worry about theft.
*Eat breakfast while you walk (a bag of shredded wheat is a great choice). (don't eat while you bike...dangerous).
*Invest or find used bike trailer or tandem-attachment for your bike to help pull the kids along.
*Take five mins to hydrate, stretch, and cool off before going into work.
*If walking or biking is too far, consider walking or biking to a bus or train stop. You don't have to use the one closest to your house but a bit away so you can get in a little workout.