With gas prices approaching five dollars a gallon, it’s in your best interest to combine your workout with your errands. You’ll save gasoline, money, and time. Instead of driving to the gym to workout on the treadmill, you could walk to the grocery store for groceries. You’ll get your shopping AND your workout done in the time you would have spent working out.
I’ve talked about this before and how to do it:
In that entry, I recommended a circle with a radius of 1.5 miles. If you are riding your bike, however, you can increase that radius to 3 miles and still be able to get your workout done in an hour.
Once you have the circle on your map, find all the places within that area that you regularly go to. Instead of grabbing dinner at the restaurant and bringing it home, have the whole family walk to the restaurant. Instead of going for a drive to get out of the house, jump on your bike and see how far you can explore in an hour. With the economy the way it is, finding alternate ways of getting around is a good practice.