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Mall Walking As An Alternative To Walking Outdoors


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When ever it is too hot, too cold or too sloppy outside to walk, I mall walk. Check with your local indoor mall to see when the doors open to the public. It's often about 1.5 hours before stores open. Bathrooms are open and it is temperature controlled. You'll probably see others walking too!

Our local Spark People team here in Florida does two mall walks a month during the heat of the summer! It's a wonderful time for face to face support and fun!
- Submitted by AQUAGIRL08 7/27/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments
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PLB1967 7/27/2010 1:41:00 PM

    Or do it in your local Walmart. Our store is huge! (2 Me!)
DRTOVAH 8/14/2014 11:15:00 AM

    I also mall walk in the winter and bad weather. Warehouse stores are also great too1
MILPAM3 8/9/2014 11:40:00 AM

    WalMart? How about a Lowe's or Home Depot? The aisles are wider and less crowded for the most part. And they have no food to tempt you (except perhaps at the check out area).
AMBER461 8/7/2014 11:21:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing
LEANMEAN2 8/7/2014 6:59:00 AM

    Good reminder.
1STBUCKETITEM 8/6/2014 7:22:00 PM

    emoticon Yes it is a great alternative, and you may find some new friends to walk with too! You'll get to know some of the "regulars" and let them in on a great website... SparkPeople! emoticon
CHEBBA 8/6/2014 7:04:00 PM

    I don't know if we can do this in England - must check it out!
CJOHNSTON2001 8/6/2014 1:49:00 PM

    yes,when the cold comes you can find me in the mall or dept stores,can`t be in the cold with lung issues emoticon emoticon emoticon
NHEMBERGER 8/6/2014 1:05:00 PM

    I've done this too! Great way to make sure you get your steps in!
VAINVT 8/6/2014 12:05:00 PM

    Good idea. And you get to look at the window displays, too.
SPARKYFLOWER 8/6/2014 10:18:00 AM

    This is great especially when this Georgia temperature is 95 degrees. emoticon
DIAMOND102 8/6/2014 9:46:00 AM

    emoticon idea and walking Walmart is also a great idea.
DELLMEL 8/6/2014 8:20:00 AM

    It's awesome. Walmart is great as well.
LOVINGKATE 8/6/2014 7:14:00 AM

    Great idea if you have a mall to walk in. I live in a very small town. I use videos on the days I am unable to walk out doors. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon
ALIZAHH 8/6/2014 5:41:00 AM

    I set my watch and try to walk 5 minutes more than the day before
STEVES6 7/27/2010 12:52:00 PM

    Hello, I walk to a few of my jobs that are close. emoticon
IMNOWINCHARGE 7/27/2010 12:41:00 PM

    This is definitely a great idea!

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