I've started adding an "errand" I can walk to onto my trips to the gym -- for example, on the way there I'll walk to the cash machine, or on the way home I'll walk to the drugstore to pick up a prescription. It's a great way to do a little bit more warm up or cool-down...and even on days when I don't have time to go to the gym, if I can get in a walking errand, at least I can count that as a little bit of cardio!
A side benefit of this is that I can track how fast I can get to and from things in my neighborhood for future reference: "Oh, the bank? Ten minute walk from my place."
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Now that the daylight lasts longer, I keep a pair of walking shoes in the car, my drive home takes me past or close to several walking paths. By keeping the shoes in the car I can stop on a whim to walk - 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or longer - whatever the evening schedule allows331
Add this to your list of errands - bring an MP3 player - the music will help you keep pace.
When you’re grocery shopping or running errands, wear a backpack with a 5-or 10-pound bag of sugar inside to increase resistance and burn more calories. Add purchases to your load as it becomes easier. Burns 20 calories(for an hour of errands)
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