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Adding On An Errand

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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! emoticon

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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."
- Submitted by PUFFPASTRY 10/12/2010 in Exercise | 13 Comments
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BUD_44 10/28/2010 5:11:00 PM

    Wonderful idea! Thank you.
HYATTI1 6/7/2014 3:48:00 PM

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LEANMEAN2 6/6/2014 6:06:00 AM

    Good for you! Thanks for sharing
SJKENT1 6/5/2014 11:56:00 AM

    great idea!
KHALIA2 6/4/2014 9:29:00 PM

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AMBER461 6/4/2014 7:17:00 PM

    An excellent idea. Thanks for sharing.
SDBETTS26 6/4/2014 7:08:00 PM

    What a great idea! emoticon
PIGGYWAY 6/4/2014 11:44:00 AM

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DELLMEL 6/4/2014 7:40:00 AM

    Great
VAINVT 6/4/2014 6:22:00 AM

    I do the same thing and call it "destination walking". I'm not crazy about just going for a walk for exercise, but if I have an errand, then it is easier for me.
DCCHOCCHIP 7/30/2012 10:33:00 PM

    I parked my car some distance from the Post Office today and walked to and from while doing my errands today. This was a big thing for me since I have a handicapped sticker and walk with a cane. It was a rather humid day today so I really worked up a sweat. Tomorrow I will walk one of my dogs early in the morning.
DCCHOCCHIP 7/30/2012 10:33:00 PM

    I parked my car some distance from the Post Office today and walked to and from while doing my errands today. This was a big thing for me since I have a handicapped sticker and walk with a cane. It was a rather humid day today so I really worked up a sweat. Tomorrow I will walk one of my dogs early in the morning.
LADYJ6942 10/13/2010 10:27:00 AM

    Love this idea and follow it myself.

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