Tips for Fuel Efficiency

by Ryan Halvorson on Jul 01, 2008

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Fitness professionals often work at several locations, which can entail a lot of driving. These days, that means high gasoline bills. Here, courtesy of www.howtoadvice.com, are several tips to help you improve fuel efficiency and reduce your payments at the pump:

  • Purchase gas in the morning or evening. When outside temperatures are low, gasoline is dense. 
  • Keep your tires full of air and be sure to make regular visits to the mechanic to have them rotated and balanced. Consult your car’s manufacturer for air pressure recommendations.
  • Move at a steady pace. Constantly changing speeds reduces fuel efficiency. Keep a good distance between you and the car in front of you, and avoid sudden stops and starts.
  • Limit your warm-up. Unlike exercisers, cars require only 30–45 seconds to get primed for travel. Any more and you’re wasting gas.
  • Make sure your windows are shut while on the freeway. Open windows increase drag and can reduce your mileage by 10%.

 

For more tips on improving fuel efficiency, visit www.howtoadvice.com/savinggas.

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IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 5, Issue 7

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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the publications assistant for IDEA Health & Fitness Association. He is a speaker and regular contributor to health and fitness publications and a certified personal trainer.

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  • Justin Tuttle

    New technology like Physiic permits health and wellness professionals to teach live, group exercises from home. If teaching at home is not an option, encouraging your class participants to take a class with you from home still saves fuel and carbon emissions! Ask your gym or studio director to get set-up to teach online. Justin Tuttle
    Commented Aug 20, 2010

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