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The Green Life: Green Your Fitness: A Human-Powered Commute

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January 04, 2011

Green Your Fitness: A Human-Powered Commute

Walking is greener

New Year’s resolutions aside, this is a great time of year to focus on physique. This week’s tips, then, will give you ideas about how to get fit in the greenest of ways.

Tip #1: Empower Your Commute

That means: You power your own commute. Human-powered modes of transit (walking, jogging, biking) conserve fossil fuels and get you in better shape right quick. Live too far from your workplace to walk or bike? Surely there’s some regular commute you make by car that you could replace with calories. Bonus points for recruiting others to do the human-powered commute with you — for creating a foot-centric “carpool,” if you will.

Tip #2: Get Greener Gear

Tip #3: Get Outside, Already!

Tell us: How do you green your fitness routine?

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