It could be as easy as getting on your bike and riding to work.
Commuter cycling is booming and with good reason, Mackay has some fantastic bikeways in and around the CBD.
Ron Steel, owner of Rock 'n' Road Cycles, said more were opting to ride to work in Mackay.
"Commuting is definitely getting more popular", Mr Steel said.
"And planned improvements to cycling infrastructure will only help."
Mr Steel said the bike paths in Mackay were good.
"There are a few places where they don't link up but council is working on that."
Practising what he preaches, Mr Steel rides to work each morning rain, hail or shine.
"I ride in from Andergrove every day," he said. "I duck through the Gooseponds and beat the traffic.
"I often see a car that stands out, then pass it later when it's stuck in traffic."
The cycling fanatic said the ride home was particularly rewarding.
"The traffic really slows people down in the afternoons," he said
"Plus you get your dose of exercise.
"You don't have to get other exercise, you can get home have a cold beer and not feel bad about it."
But cycling to work is not just for fun or fitness, it is also a great way to cut travel expenses.
According to the RACQ the average medium-sized car costs 75 cents a kilometre to run.
Covering an average of 15,000km a year equates to $218 a week, or more than $11,000 a year.
A well set up commuter bike will cost about $500 to buy and just $50 a year for tyres and a service.
You will never have to fill it up and the harder you pedal, the more fuel you will burn.