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KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (91,556)
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4/5/13 2:12 P

I did quite a bit of mall walking this past winter - I went on Saturday afternoons and treked two full trips up and down the mall. I had to reassure my mom that when I told her I was going to the mall it was not to buy anything, but just to walk somewhere other than the treadmill.

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,660
4/5/13 11:31 A

Yes but in the summers here in Florida when it's too hot to walk outside. emoticon

JENSTRESS Posts: 5,403
4/5/13 10:59 A

Our mall does this as well, and my mother in law will do it when she is not swamped at work. She had done it for a while and lost a bit of weight (15 pounds or more) without doing anything else! Of course, since she has stopped it seems to have crept back up.

I think it is a great way to get your walking in, if that is what you do to exercise.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/5/13 9:27 A

When i used to live in the chicago area, the Westfield Mall would open at 8:00AM for mall walkers. I used to go on my days off. They even had a mall walkers meeting once a month.

I was walking early one morning and continued to get glares from other walkers. I realized that I was walking the wrong direction. Live and learn.

I think it is great exercise. the only thing I bring in with me is my music and my drivers license and keys. Can't buy anything if I don't have my money with me.

YOGA_KITTY SparkPoints: (6,326)
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4/5/13 8:15 A

I used to mall walk on my lunch hour when I worked near a mall. The only drawback was wanting to stop and look at things (and buy them!)

STEPBYSTEP_ Posts: 777
4/4/13 7:15 P

don't have a mall nearby; it sounds like such a great idea for cold weather and those that do - i love the idea some places open early just for walkers

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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4/4/13 6:18 P

I love walking in the mall, but don't do it often since I can never seem to get out of there without buying something!!

Our mall actually opens early for "walkers" before all of the stores are open

FITWITHIN Posts: 24,531
4/4/13 4:35 P

This is a big thing in my area, but I never done.

TWININGS12 SparkPoints: (17,330)
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4/4/13 6:08 A

Do you like to walk inside the mall when it's raining outside?

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