Andrea, works at Royal Derby Hospital
“I love my journey on foot because… it keeps me fit and saves me hassle and money”
I’ve worked at the Royal Derby Hospital for the last 5 years and have always walked to work. It only takes me about 25 minutes each way and fits in well with my personal life because I can drop my son off at my dad’s on the way, who then walks him to school.
Over the years it’s also helped me to lose weight and tone up. When I think about all the miles I must have covered it’s easy to see why! It’s amazing how healthy I feel from my daily walk and it really helps me to wind down after work too.
It’s much better than getting even more stressed in traffic. I don’t mind what the weather is like, my coat always keeps me dry when it’s chucking it down with rain… I even really love a nice walk in the snow as my picture shows!
Over the years I have saved loads of money on fuel and parking, and I’ve spent quality time getting exercise and lovely fresh air, rather than sitting in traffic. I wouldn’t travel to work any other way!