I, Chris Tremblett, promise to exercise outdoors rather than in the gym
Potential savings could be 11,000 Sheffield AFC leather footballs full of CO2 and £500 per year
Advice to help you fulfil your promise
Moneysaving.com estimate that 20% of those who join gyms in January have stopped going by June and 20% more by December, yet once you've signed up many gyms make you pay for the whole year. Gym membership can easily top £500 per year but if you go for a jog five times a week or fit it in as, for example, a journey to work you can reduce carbon emissions by 110 kg a year.
Buggy Fit Classes run in Sheffield for mums get back in shape after a new arrival. Get fit behind your buggy or pram.
Sheffield has lots of parks with a variety of landscapes and facilities where you can exercise.
In Sheffield, the Ramblers have the Get Walking Keep Walking campaign going. There are also age related walking groups that organise regular walks in the city and Peak District: The 20s and 30s have a group www.sheffieldwalkinggroup.org.uk and so do the 40s
Top Exercise Tips for a healthy body and planet
- Build exercise into your daily routine – you don’t have to run everywhere – use the stairs instead of the lift, get off the bus a stop earlier than normal and walk or park a but further away from your destination and walk the rest
- Housework is a great way to get fit. You can burn 30% more calories an hour clearing a footpath than doing aerobics
How's Sheffield doing?
Promises made by the people of Sheffield have the potential to save 528,922 kg of CO2 per year.
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