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Adding Steps




Park further away. Whether shopping, at work, or running errands, those extra steps add up. You can easily add a few hundred extra steps per day just by parking at the far end of the parking lot and if you are someplace where you have to pay for parking you may save money too. Those extra calories burned by those extra steps will add up to extra weight lost.

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  • great idea! - by SJKENT1
  • Really agree - by DELLMEL
  • emoticon - by MRSTAZMAYO
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • This is an oldie but goodie! - by CECELW
  • I park in a garage and walk up and down the stairs rather than taking the elevator. It is just as fast and I feel virtuous as I start my work day!
    emoticon - by DAMETEMPLAR
    I've started by walking up and down the stairs when taking the Subway. I use to take the escalators but now I've made it a must to take the stairs. It's quite a workout because I am completely out of air by the time I reach the top. emoticon - by FABISERVANTES83
  • One foot in front of the other - by GOAL_IS_170
  • I have been doing this for years. I park out as far as I can go. It's a nice walk. - by DEB2013
    This was recommended several years ago, but I didn't realize how effective those extra steps could be. I really think it makes a difference. - by VAINVT
  • NANCYW64
    Errand day, sunny and I will begin today! I will make-up steps in another way though when rainy and chilling wind!! Thanks, Soph - by NANCYW64
  • I just added a tip called, "Add extra steps" which offers a lot of the same advice. Would you check it out and maybe comment? - by TRESA7
  • They all add up! Thanks - by STREO2004
    Do this when i am alone, but my spouse is very arthritic, so if we are together we park close in the handicap spaces.
    emoticon - by FRIENDOFBACH
  • It works, ever step adds up and no equipment needed emoticon - by LADYJAMERI
  • I try to do tat but sometimes I get lazy. - by BOLEBRON
  • I use to look for a close park, now I protect my car and my health by parking further away! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • I do the same!! - by CORINA-MOMOF4
  • Definitely agreed here! Great post! - by DANALMILLAN
  • Saves on gas too! - by AUDYBEE
  • this is a no brainer isn't it for us Sparkers! - by LYNCHD05
  • This is something I do. If I am going to a strip mall and more than one store there, I will park in the middle and walk to all the stores I need to go to instead of moving my care closer to each store. Good post. - by DUTCH1811
    I so agree with you. Thanks for sharing. emoticon - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • Makes sense but I like parking close I don't like carrying heavy bags to my car from the mall. I like putting my steps at the same time to walking...or exercising rather than a little here or a little there. - by HYATTI1
  • Good reminder I always try to do this - by TONYVAND1
  • I've been parking at the far end of the cars for a couple of years now, but you're right- I could do more. Now I'll park at the very back of the lot, as far as I can, even if it is (and it will be unless there are other sparkers around) the only care there. Thanks! emoticon - by KDMAMA2
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • Totally agree! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Very true, been doing that for awhile. Helps get those extra steps in. They all count - by 4RASCALS
  • I do this as much as possible
    - by CMORISAK
  • It's great. It becomes habitual. - by PUDLECRAZY
  • I have been doing that too... Every step counts - by LADYCEINWEN
  • I have been doing that for years, my kids hate me for it but I just tell them that they need exercise too - by JMVLOST45
  • this what i've been doing on the way back from school ok i walk there and back but walking further on my way back. - by MICHELLEFROST

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