Did you ever consider how many financial benefits out of walking you can get? Besides the health benefits walking can provide you so much more that people can extract from the simple act of walking. I walk everyday about 1 mile, and it helps me refresh my mind. For example if I am stressed over something the walking helps. Also if I am feeling mentally tired by a task at work that is getting very repetitive, well walking helps with this situation as well. It’s safe to say anyone with the right mind frame and with an able physique understands the awesomeness of walking. Now let’s focus on the money side of walking and how the heck it can help you out as well. See below for 5 tips on the financial benefits of walking.
The Financial Benefits of Walking:
-No Gas related expenses because of your effective powerwalking abilities.
-No Car insurance Fees because the only insurance needed when walking is a good pair of sneakers.
-No lease or Car payment to the tune of $400 bucks a month, the average car payment here in America.
-No car Repair worries, the other day I had to fork over $350 bucks to replace a freaking faulty pulley.
-No need to waste dollars and time washing / cleaning said car.
Mind you for all walkers this will be possible when you can move near your place of work or maybe work from home full time. All the other entertainment related stuff can be done by asking friends and family, taking public transportation, or hiring the various car ride services for a helpful lift. If you live in a metro city this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you live in a far-fetched suburb and or rural area, then maybe you cannot make this walking experiment happen. Staying local helps with this situation or biking instead of walking can add about 10 miles extra per day with ease.
If you couple all of the reasons above, plus all the commute time you will save you can most definitely save thousands of dollars a year. Does your time equal money, well in my case it can be because I am wasting about 1-1.5 hours a day commuting depending on the traffic. If I can take that back and do 1 hour of walking or biking a day, I would be a happier person. Being active makes me feel better. If I can pull this off one day I predict I could do about 2-3 miles a day instead of just 1 mile per day. Have you ever calculated how much you walk per day?
Try it out by getting a pedometer or a cell phone pedometer app on your smart phone. It will amaze you how little or how many steps you walk per day. If you do about 7500 steps per day and live till 80 years of age, you will walk the equivalent of about 5 times around the Earth. WOW. Now after convincing all of you over the benefits of walking, once you establish a new home base near work, get rid of the car, and start saving that money. Anyone can get on the fast walking path to a million dollars.
How Walking can Save you Money:
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