Get back in a morning routine with gita

Why walking is better, healthier, and more fun

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, sending many of us back into the routine of school dropoff and office commutes. As our schedules fill back up, we’re committed to maintaining some of the daily outdoor time that kept us feeling grounded over the summer. Read on for how gita can help get your day started on the right foot.

Say goodbye to traffic—

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American spends 27.1 minutes driving one-way to work. That’s over 200 hours per year spent sitting in your car. Walking to work eliminates the stress of driving, resulting in lower cortisol levels and a clearer mindset when you arrive at your desk.

gita tip: gita can carry up to 40lb of cargo, so you’re no longer limited in how far you can travel or what you can carry on foot. 

Reduce your carbon footprint—

Every mile you walk instead of drive reduces your carbon footprint by 1 pound. When you make walking a habit, even the shortest trips start to add up.

gita tip: The mygita app tracks your mileage, so you’ll know exactly what impact your new commute has on the environment.

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Slow things down—

The pandemic forced us all to slow down and reevaluate how we spend our time. As we begin to speed back up, take stock of what brings you joy and incorporate those things into your daily commute.

gita tip: You can stream your favorite playlist, podcast, or meditation through gita’s bluetooth speaker.

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Embrace the shift in behavior—

Walking more is an opportunity to change up your route and spend time in new (to you) neighborhoods. Pick the kids up from school on foot to make walking a daily activity for the whole family.

gita tip: Make the most of your walk home and stop by your favorite grocery store or restaurant to pick up dinner.

SOURCES: 
https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/work-travel-time.html