Gone are the days when we needed to rely on a car to get to work. With the majority of us living in a city nowadays, it’s hard to be able to get the vehicle out and onto the road. What is meant to be a ten minute journey anywhere else in the world could take as much as an hour to complete in a car when you’re driving in the city, even if you try to cut out the middleman and take a cab. Other options have arisen for you to be able to get to work or wherever you need to go in quick time without having to reach for the keys. The bonus with some is that they’ll also help to keep you fit and healthy.
These came into prominence in the late nineties, but have just had a recent resurgence over the past couple of years. Not only are they a great way to keep you fit, but they are brilliant for your balance and coordination skills to boot. They are built in adult sizes, so don’t think that you can’t go on one because they’re only for kids – they can adjust to suit whatever height you are. They don’t take up much room when you bring them into the office, unlike bikes, and can easily fold down into something that’s light and compact for you to carry around when not in use.
When it comes to electric scooters, there are a lot of options available for you to choose from. Whether it’s something that looks more like a micro scooter that you are going to go for, or a sway towards one that is more moped-styled for you to be able to sit down on, these nippy pieces of equipment will be able to get you from A to B without so much as using an ounce of energy. However, they are still able to be used without the battery supplement if you wanted to get a quick exercise fix – so it’s the best of both worlds.
Bringing back the 80s in style, rollerskates and blades are becoming one of the more trendy ways for inner-city commuters to get to work. Simply pop your normal work shoes into a bag on your back and off you go. Make sure that you are confident in your abilities before you set off; knowing how to stop effectively and being able to weave your way in and out of crowds of people who are coming in the opposite direction to you is a something that definitely takes a lot of practice. If you are skating for over an hour, you can expect to lose around 500 calories on your journey in and out of work.
Not for the faint-hearted! Skating your way into the city can be a fun way to get into work, but a lot of effort is needed to keep the flow. It’s great for your core strength, but like the roller skates, unless you are confident with your abilities, stick to something that is more easily controllable such as the scooter.