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If you live in a safe area, walking at night during the summer makes for a much cooler walk. We feel more energetic walking after dark than under the hot sun, so we walk farther & faster & run into less traffic.... (more info)

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We bought reflective vests (about $3/ea) at Harbor Freight, hat lights on eBay, & yellow rain ponchos at a surplus store, so we are well-equipped for night walks. We even walk late in the winter to avoid traffic ---we dress for the cold weather, but generate our own heat with a fast pace.

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  • I found walking early in the morning works best for me. I'm not tired from a long day and it actually energizes me for the day. I use to think I wasn't a morning person and I would never get up purposely to exercise--surprise to me! emoticon - by DOTTIESM
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  • I love walking at night. I walk doubly fast in the summer so the mosquitoes can't keep up.lol - by LAURIETAIT
  • I love walking at night. I walk doubly fast in the summer so the mosquitoes can't keep up.lol - by LAURIETAIT
  • I love walking at night. I walk doubly fast in the summer so the mosquitoes can't keep up.lol - by LAURIETAIT
  • Makes sense but be sure you're in a safe area. - by LEANMEAN2
  • I would love to do that but in the country its pitch black and that would be dangerous just for the footing. Good suggestion for concrete walkers though. - by HYATTI1
  • LOVINGKATE
    Thanks for sharing. I prefer the am as I live in the Midwest humidity in the summer. emoticon - by LOVINGKATE
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • First thing in the morning works best for me. The sidewalks and roadways are cool at 5AM since I live downtown in a large city. Hardly any traffic and easier for me to breathe (asthma). The dogs like it better at this time too. We are also less likely to encounter wildlife- skunks and drunks! LOL - by WHIPPETWALKER
  • I love walking at night, but have to be careful not to walk to much or I will not be able to sleep - by KELLEY106
  • VAINVT
    An after-dinner walk is a treat for my husband and me. - by VAINVT
  • Thanks for the info. - by DELLMEL
  • ty for the tip - by MOMO7YROLD
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • I like the early morning walks in the summer for the same reason. - by ROBB1N
  • I emoticon walking in the evening & do it all the time, especially since I left my car in TX when I moved back to IL, so I pretty much walk everywhere. emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Thanks for sharing I might have to try the hat light since I don't like to carry a flashlight and try to handle my dog who does not just walk at my heels. He thinks he has to check out every smell and sound we come across. - by LESLIE2561
  • PRAYINGHANDS35
    I walk inside alot, because of allergies. Every now and then I will walk outside. - by PRAYINGHANDS35
  • Thanks for sharing an interesting viewpoint! emoticon - by MONTREAL12
  • CEEMAY
    Love walking in the cool! I feel safe when my dog is with me.

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  • LCRUMLEY81
    love this - by LCRUMLEY81
  • SHANNONY84
    I wish I could walk at night! I love the stars and that alone would drive me! - by SHANNONY84
  • AMANDACOETZER
    Thanks - by AMANDACOETZER
  • KAKIPOPUP
    I live in the humid Northeast, so I prefer to walk in the early morning, before the heat of the day - same difference, really. - by KAKIPOPUP
  • I live in Hawaii and love walking at night! It always reminds me of being a kid for some reason. - by JILLIAN40
  • I definately enjoy walking more at night as well. I can see the stars where I live and it is much nicer to not have the blaring heat to make you want to go inside instead of finishing your workout. - by MIJAMARLOW514
  • I live in the desert so this is a brilliant idea for the summer. - by BLUETIGGER33

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