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2/2/14 11:51 P

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emoticon BALTIMOREWRITER, I'm glad you are here with us!

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1/30/14 10:59 A

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It is great that you are here. Walking - floor mopping - stair climbing - hey this is all about life.
Walking seems to be the most enjoyable on that list - look forward to reading your future posts.
Welcome to the team.



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1/30/14 8:53 A

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Hello everyone,

I am a long-time walker who joined SP recently. I love to walk outdoors whenever Mother Nature, and more recently, Ol' Man Winter, will allow.

I have been wearing a pedometer for many years now and I have been wearing a very strict Omron pedometer which counts actual steps--not hip movements or sneezes, as some of the cheaper ones do.

I check it several times a day and have been known to walk around my apartment to make 10,000 steps that day if I am short. I do as many steps as I can for the day, period. If it is "only" 6,000 then at least I have moved that much. And my pedometer doesn't show when I have been washing floors by hand or scrubbing out the bathroom. It's about keeping active.

Walking is wonderful exercise and I always feel so much better with that wonderful endorphin rush.

I was able to walk my usual lunchtime walk with five flights of steps back up to my office on Tuesday and I was thrilled for the rest of the day with how good it felt, especially since I hadn't been able to do it for a few weeks due to rain/snow/extreme cold.

Great to be here.

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