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Wal Mart Workout


Monday, June 25, 2012

Yes you read it right, I called it the Wal Mart workout. How many times have you heard of people walking at the mall for exercise? Well, why not workout at Wal Mart. I found most Wal Mart layouts, especially Supercenters, have a very large main walk area. I measured three of the stores in my area, and they range from 3 tenths of a mile to a 1/4 mile. And with most Wal Marts being open 24 hours, early morning walks are great and it's not busy. Most manager don't have a problem with you walking workout.
If you shopping, you can get a lot of your stretching done. Reaching over carts, for high shelves, or low shelves.
Another thing I do that gets me a work out is I cross store shop. I get one item on one side, go to other side of store for next item. I continue to do this til I finish my shopping. As I'm walking I take one of my can goods and do arm curls as I'm shopping also.
You can really work up a sweat just going to Wal Mart, or any store you shop. Just remember rules are no riding bikes in the store.
God Bless and Keep Smiling
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Karen
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CAROLIAN 6/27/2012 4:11PM

    Great on s wet day emoticon

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MADAMES 6/27/2012 10:45AM

    Great tips! :)

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BOO-SHAY 6/26/2012 1:19PM

    I would never have thought to walk in Walmart, Great idea and how fun! emoticon

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KDAILEY70 6/26/2012 12:49PM

    I shop exercise at the local warehouse club. Great workout if it's not too busy. Buying in bulk can build those muscles.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/26/2012 12:48PM

    Yep - I do count my Wal-Mart walking as exercise:) Many times I shop during off busy times, so I power walk pushing that cart.

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JERZEYFRESH 6/26/2012 12:35PM

    Yep, I maximize my shopping trips every time I get groceries. Once I have purchased my produce and meats, which requires me to take my time, I rev up my walking pace through the rest of the list. I call it speed shopping. I get lots of strength and stretching thrown in with the bagging/loading/unloading and putting away.

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MOMFAN 6/26/2012 12:05PM

    Love it!!!! Only it was Home Depot on Sunday.

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TRISSIDAAE 6/26/2012 10:34AM

    I used to do that too, can be fun, its like super mart sweep :)

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MUSOLF6 6/26/2012 8:17AM

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BECUZITZTYME 6/26/2012 7:15AM

    Great idea.

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SBNORMAL 6/26/2012 2:49AM

  I love this, I am going to the store today, but I am not ready for that cross store shopping. I can see you on the news with this one.

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PAMNANGEL 6/26/2012 1:47AM

    I've been doing the "Walmart workout" at least once a week for a while now...just didn't realize it! I usually spend at least an hour walking/shopping.

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BLUE42DOWN 6/26/2012 1:31AM

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Loved this. I would wager there's something to be said for pushing a cart or carrying baskets, too, in terms of strength training. (I know for a fact my arms get an extra workout every week with groceries and laundry.)

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SLFGOLF 6/26/2012 1:01AM

    When the weather is too hot outside, I go to our local Walmart to walk early in the morning. I have found quite other people have begun to do the same. It does give a safe place to walk and keeps us out of the weather elements. It is a great suggestion for others.

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KATHYGOULDSMITH 6/26/2012 12:42AM

    Innovative!!

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KAYKAYGETSFIT 6/26/2012 12:40AM

    Karen! I love your idea!!

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ARTJAC 6/26/2012 12:16AM

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HEALTHYIN2014 6/26/2012 12:08AM

    Cute idea! If you need to run errands anyway, get in your exercise while you are there!

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JUSTDOIT011 6/26/2012 12:07AM

    lol emoticon wouldn't that be something??

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1CRAZYDOG 6/26/2012 12:03AM

    This brought a smile to my lips!!

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