Month: March 2021

The effects of vehicle overdependence

Vehicle overdependence comes with no positive benefits. The advent of automobiles was expected to provide man with comfort.

However, over the years, man has come to rely too much on vehicles, ignoring the need to walk once in a while.  

Many people do not know that vehicle overdependence exists, but it is something they do every day.

It is important to mention that the Earth is currently deteriorating and our actions are making it worse. One of the ways we are destroying the planet is the smoke poisoning that our cars emit.

Our vehicles contribute to the environment’s poisoning because toxins are released into the atmosphere and environment. These toxins affects our health and those around us. If you are look at one of the leading causes of pollution, you will see that vehicle overdependence is one of them.

This is so because carbon is released into the atmosphere. There is toxicity in the greenhouse which contributes to global warming. In turn, this affects the Earth’s weather patterns which makes predictions difficult.

People would rather use their vehicles than walk even if it is a small distance that has to be covered. And when they fall sick, they don’t realize that one of the reasons responsible for this is lack of physical exercise.

When you walk less and use your vehicle more, you are at risk of falling sick more often.

It is imperative to make people aware of the causes of vehicle overdependence because as more people have cars, the Earth is at risk, and our lives too. One of the ways to fight against this is to be intentional about your actions.

To begin, you need to make sure you exercise regularly. For short distances that you can cover with your legs, it is best to walk instead of using your vehicle. Doing this would reduce the pollution in the environment and you will be doing yourself a favor because of the exercise involved.  

Reasons why walking is a better alternative to driving

We all love the comfort that comes with driving and the numerous benefits it has. One of such benefits is getting to your destination faster than you would if you walked. However, have you considered that walking comes with some benefits you could never have thought of?

Below are some reasons why walking is a better alternative to driving:

Health improvement

Do you know that walking helps to improve your health? When you walk regularly, it is a form of exercise that helps to tackle stress, reduce calories and step-down the chances of heart disease.

If you don’t have time to exercise regularly, you can walk for some miles instead and still achieve the same results.

Appreciate road users and learn individual road responsibility

There are some things you will notice while walking, that you won’t see when you are driving. You will learn various things and understand better why people do certain things on the road. This is why walking helps you appreciate other drivers and road users.

Saves money

Walking instead of driving saves gas money that would be used to settle other expenses. Having walked to your destination, you can refresh yourself with fruits and water for energy. The money you spend on this would not be up to your gas costs.

Keeps your car in shape

When you use your car regularly, you would spend on maintenance and other costs. However, walking reduces this possibility. When you choose to walk to your destination sometimes, you are allowing your car rest.

Access to unlimited fresh air

When you are walking, you are spending time in nature which is good for you. This grants you access to unlimited fresh air that you might not get if you are driving.

You need to know that you don’t have to walk every day. However, it is best to drive on some days and walk on others. It is a profound way to reap the benefits of both walking and driving.