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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."

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  • Wonderful idea! Thank you. - by BUD_44
  • emoticon - by HYATTI1
  • Good for you! Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • great idea! - by SJKENT1
  • emoticon - by KHALIA2
  • An excellent idea. Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • What a great idea! emoticon - by SDBETTS26
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  • Great - by DELLMEL
  • VAINVT
    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. - by VAINVT
  • DCCHOCCHIP
    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. - by DCCHOCCHIP
  • DCCHOCCHIP
    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. - by DCCHOCCHIP
  • Love this idea and follow it myself. - by LADYJ6942

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