Invite a neighbor to walk, then another one. Over a year, 4 are regular walkers/joggers and one comes along as often as possible. Great fun, conversation, sharing of funny days and troubled moments -now really close friends! And we get the exercise in without knowing it!
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Start a neighborhood walking group that allows children (your own or grandkids) to join in at least 3 times per week. There are no babysitting excuses and you'll enjoy watching the kids as you all walk together. There's also no excuse when you have others counting on you to help them stay motivated to walk too.
I have several different groups of people that I work out with. I have my runner friends, friends that struggle with work outs, and those that want to get together once in a blue. Having many people to work out with allows me to always have something to do around working out.
If someone is not available on monday there is someone else walking the neighborhood or ready to meet at the gym.220
If you need to go to the pharmacy, ask how long it will take for it to be filled, and then take that time and go walk around the neighborhood instead of waiting. Not only do you get the exercise, but you can walk around a neighborhood you haven't seen much of! A fun way to spice up the walks!
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