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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)

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.
- Submitted by STORMY724 7/29/2010 in Exercise | 31 Comments
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DOTTIESM 7/29/2010 11:29:00 AM

    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
CHEBBA 10/17/2014 7:11:00 PM

LAURIETAIT 7/9/2014 2:03:00 PM

    I love walking at night. I walk doubly fast in the summer so the mosquitoes can't keep
LAURIETAIT 7/9/2014 2:03:00 PM

    I love walking at night. I walk doubly fast in the summer so the mosquitoes can't keep
LAURIETAIT 7/9/2014 2:03:00 PM

    I love walking at night. I walk doubly fast in the summer so the mosquitoes can't keep
LEANMEAN2 7/9/2014 5:39:00 AM

    Makes sense but be sure you're in a safe area.
HYATTI1 7/8/2014 10:18:00 AM

    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.
LOVINGKATE 7/7/2014 10:43:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing. I prefer the am as I live in the Midwest humidity in the summer. emoticon
BANNERMAN 7/7/2014 1:40:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
GODDREAMDIVA1 7/6/2014 5:23:00 PM

WHIPPETWALKER 7/6/2014 12:14:00 PM

    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
KELLEY106 7/6/2014 10:23:00 AM

    I love walking at night, but have to be careful not to walk to much or I will not be able to sleep
VAINVT 7/6/2014 8:53:00 AM

    An after-dinner walk is a treat for my husband and me.
DELLMEL 7/6/2014 8:17:00 AM

    Thanks for the info.
MOMO7YROLD 7/6/2014 7:37:00 AM

    ty for the tip
LEANMEAN2 3/16/2013 7:40:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
ROBB1N 3/14/2013 7:21:00 PM

    I like the early morning walks in the summer for the same reason.
GINGERVISTA 3/12/2013 9:47:00 PM

    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
LESLIE2561 3/12/2013 12:59:00 PM

    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.
PRAYINGHANDS35 3/12/2013 11:20:00 AM

    I walk inside alot, because of allergies. Every now and then I will walk outside.
MONTREAL12 3/12/2013 11:09:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing an interesting viewpoint! emoticon
CEEMAY 3/12/2013 10:27:00 AM

    Love walking in the cool! I feel safe when my dog is with me.

HIGHNOON 3/12/2013 10:06:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
CLARALAW 3/12/2013 9:19:00 AM

LCRUMLEY81 3/12/2013 8:16:00 AM

    love this
SHANNONY84 3/12/2013 6:11:00 AM

    I wish I could walk at night! I love the stars and that alone would drive me!
AMANDACOETZER 3/12/2013 6:07:00 AM

KAKIPOPUP 7/29/2010 6:57:00 AM

    I live in the humid Northeast, so I prefer to walk in the early morning, before the heat of the day - same difference, really.
JILLIAN40 7/29/2010 5:38:00 AM

    I live in Hawaii and love walking at night! It always reminds me of being a kid for some reason.
MIJAMARLOW514 7/29/2010 3:36:00 AM

    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.
BLUETIGGER33 7/29/2010 3:10:00 AM

    I live in the desert so this is a brilliant idea for the summer.

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