Are you tired of dealing with traffic and parking headaches every day on your commute to work? As we come into warmer weather, it might be time to consider walking or from work instead of tackling the commute. It would give the perfect excuse to use our new SafeWalk feature! With GPS tracking, an SOS button and being able to share your journey with a loved one, it’s never been easier to be safe and keep active with SafeWalk.
Here are five benefits of walking to or from work compared to driving.
Save Money on Transportation
Driving to work can be expensive, especially if you’re using a petrol or diesel vehicle. Walking, on the other hand, is free! You won’t have to worry about paying for parking, or the inevitable maintenance costs for your vehicle if you’re using it daily.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety on Your Walk to Work
Sitting in traffic or struggling to find a parking spot (especially in the city centre) can be incredibly frustrating and stressful. Walking, however, can have a real positive effect on your stress and anxiety levels. It’s a great way to clear your mind before work and focus on the day ahead. Plus, if you live in a beautiful place like Inverness, you might be lucky enough to pass through our multiple green areas like the Ness Islands. A great way to start any day if the weather is on your side! Plus, with the GPS tracking on SafeWalk, you’ll never get lost if you’re not sure about the area or are going somewhere new!
Improve Physical Health
Walking is a low-impact form of exercise that can help improve your physical health without putting pressure on your joints or getting sweat on your nice work shirt. It can help lower your risk of developing life-shortening conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Additionally, walking regularly can help improve your overall fitness level, boost your mood, and improve your sleep quality.
Help the Environment – Walk to Work
Reducing the number of cars on the road can only be a good thing. Fewer cars mean less air pollution and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Walking to work, cycling, or even ridesharing in a colleague’s car or using an Inverness Taxi like SafeKab is an eco-friendly alternative to driving yourself, and it can help you do your part in protecting the environment.
Build Community Connections
Walking to work can also help you build connections with your community. You may run into neighbours, co-workers, and friends along the way – especially in Inverness. Walking can help you feel more connected to your community and the people who live and work there in the area.
Use SafeWalk to Keep on Track and Safe When Walking to Work
SafeWalk allows you to share your walk to or from work with a loved one through GPS tracking so they can keep an eye on your journey every step of the way. We have also developed a ‘SOS button’ that lives right on your phone screen, so should you feel vulnerable you can press the button and notify both the local SafeKab office and a loved one that you need help for any reason. With our FREE SafeWalk function, you need never walk alone again!
It’s great for keeping you safe and helps make sure you don’t get lost if you’re travelling in a city or town in the UK you don’t know!
SafeWalk is completely free to use for anyone who downloads the app. It’s a fantastic tool for students, schools, families, lone walkers, and anyone who is walking or travelling alone.
Download the SafeKab app now and be sure of a SafeWalk every time you step out of the door.