The rise in gas prices allows us to be more active

March 18, 2022by Tess Pitzer0
The national averages in gas prices broke records in the United States last week. Many people are wondering how long the surge will continue, and when it will start to drop. While everyone is searching for the cheapest place to fill up their tank, we are coming up with alternative ideas that can be better on the environment, great for our bodies, and beneficial to our wallets. The rise in gas prices allows us to be more active and get outside more now than we did before. Below is a list of alternative transportations that involve physical activity, as well as ideas to keep active throughout your work day.

Bike to work, to the grocery store, or to your friends house

Luckily, we live in La Jolla, California, which has beautiful bike paths and trails where you can safely ride from point A to point B. Sometimes we may use our cars too frequently- for example, going a couple blocks away to the grocery store. Biking to the grocery store or to work, a friends house, the beach, or wherever you are set to go for the day, is the perfect alternative to a car. Not only will you save money on gas, but it’s a great form of exercise!

Rollerblading or Walking

Rollerblading is a very fun activity to take up! Believe it or not but you can zip through and get anywhere you need to get on these types of skates! If you’ve never tried this before, it may take a while before you will feel confident and comfortable enough to actually use this as your mode of transportation. Don’t forget to where a helmet and pads! Walking is of course, a great mode of transportation. It’s safe, easy, and you will get your steps in for the day! Next time you’re about to hop in the car to go down the road, consider walking instead.
Being more active
Being more active

Learn how to sit less

How can you break up long periods of sitting and reduce the time you spend sitting all day? Learn how to work activity into your workday or your at-home time. Here are some ideas : 

1. Get Up for Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Don’t forget to take breaks! It’s easy to get sucked into work, school or whatever project you are doing and forget to take a break. Get up, have some lunch or coffee, and take a little time off of the computer or phone.
2. Stand up every time you read or write a text or make calls.

3. Take walking meetings instead of sitting.

4. Make stretch breaks part of long meetings or presentations.

5. Not paperless yet? Stand up whenever you need to print, scan or copy.
6. Inactivity Alerts:
Inactivity alerts are being built into activity monitors, smart watches, and apps.

7. Use a Treadmill Desk or a Desk Cycle.

8. Sit Less With a Standing Desk.

9. Active Commuting:
Get off the bus or rail a stop early and get a little longer walk to your destination.
Being more active

Your unwillingness to fail to stick to your goals 

You will not be perfect every day. If you’re a perfectionist, this is a frustrating concept to accept, but we can’t control every aspect of life. On the good days, you’ll eat all your fruits and veggies, say no to that pizza, and do your workout even though you’re tired. On the bad days, you’ll wake up late, forget to bring your lunch, have an extra piece of cake at your friend’s birthday party, or skip your workout. The bad days will happen if you’re a human being. The trick is to never give up, even when you mess up. Work on overcoming your fear of failure and remember that you’re not a loser just because you make some mistakes. You’re simply a person trying their best to make good decisions.


How can my work change your goals? 

Fabien Uteau with La Jolla Personal training, trains his clients with passion and interest. That means he wants the best for them to progress and be a better version of themselves every time he sees them. He makes a pact with his clients to ensure that they are successful in achieving their goals. His friends often ask him why hiring someone like you will ensure them more results than taking a membership at the club around the corner. The answer is often the same. For more than 20 years now he has been able to step back and say that he doesn’t bring any miracle methods after having trained hundreds of people with a few successes among them to be honest. What a Personal Trainer brings to you first and foremost that is the key to many successes is CHANGE. Change gives you 100% results!

We hope that the rise in gas prices allows us to be more active and get outdoors more often than we would have before. We are in this together! Start by walking or biking somewhere a couple of days per week. Each week you can add another day on, and before you know it you will have forgotten about the car!

It’s time to invest in your health and life! Fabien Uteau is the owner and Personal Trainer for La Jolla Personal training and is looking forward to helping you reach your goals this year.

Book a training session today.  

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