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Want to lose weight, reduce stress, save money and help the environment? Consider taking the bus or riding the Lynx to work!
It has been shown that taking the bus to work can help you lose weight. Just walking the short distance to and from the bus stop can help you get in your physical activity each day. Also, sitting in traffic increases stress. You can save money on gas, parking fees and wear and tear on your car by taking the bus or riding the Lynx.
One of the most critical aspects of ridesharing, transit's guaranteed ride home service keeps employees on the move even when unexpected situations occur.
Employees that spend more than 30 minutes a day in commuting traffic arrive to work stressed and anxious. Encourage employees to take the bus or ride the Lynx to arrive at work relaxed and ready to begin their workday.
Employers can provide discounted or free bus or Lynx passes to employees to encourage use. They can also give them rewards for not using valuable parking spaces at work.
Contact Working Toward Wellness to schedule a visit from a CATS or Lynx representative to help your employees learn more about their commuting options.
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