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More time for your favourite hobbies

Why go further to exercise if your local gym is right around the corner? You can find a surprising number of hobbies near your home. Staying close to home saves you the time, effort and the cost of travelling. You may also get to know people who live in the area.


Savings: You’re sure to save money when journeys to your hobbies are shorter. Of course, the total costs depend on the activity. Many towns offer a lot of free activities.

Remember this: More unusual hobbies may only be available in large city centres. You might not find barré classes or a wine-tasting club in every small town. However, it’s worth finding out about the opportunities near your home. You might find a new interest.

Reducing your carbon footprint: A shorter journey to your hobby reduces your carbon footprint by 2% per year. If a million Finns did this, it would save the equivalent of 17,000 carbon footprints per year. The savings come from decreased emissions when you walk or cycle instead of driving or taking public transport.

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