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Walk 3 Miles Per Day Without Even Noticing It.

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I park 3/4 mile from my work so I get a 1.5 mile walk in every day. I also leave work for lunch most days, so I get another 1.5 mile round trip on those days. I base the distance on the weather, so on sweltering hot days or frigid cold days I park closer.

It's a good distance for me, but not long enough to sweat too much. At the end of the day I have gotten some great exercise in, but never get the "I don't feel like exercising today" feeling anymore.

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Used Google Maps to find some good places to park near your work.. some different spots to change it up a bit.

I think this "exercise" works for me because I am tricking myself into believing it isn't exercise at all. It's just how I get to work now. My mind is so gullible. Whatever works, right?
- Submitted by KAMONT 6/9/2011 in Exercise | 45 Comments
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BELIEVING-N-ME 5/31/2012 6:18:00 AM

    Awesome!
PERSISTANT123 5/31/2012 2:36:00 PM

    I knew this, but it got put aside. I guess its time to park further away again! Thanks!
PEPE0123 5/31/2012 1:46:00 PM

   
Great way to get some exercise in thanks. emoticon
ACICEDA 5/31/2012 11:55:00 AM

    Beautiful implementation. Did something similar while I was in Japan. Wish I could enact something similar but haven't figured out how.
KAYYYDEE 5/31/2012 8:58:00 AM

    This is why when I go to places like the mall or to walmart or such, I park at the very back of the parking lot. The steps really do add up. So on days that I have a lot of errands to run, I get quite a bit of walking it. It doesn't really take that much longer to just park in the back and walk than it does to drive around the parking lot looking for a closer spot!!! Great info! And thanks for sharing!! :)
CHARMEDONE10 6/10/2011 8:11:00 PM

    WTG! It's the small things that add up!
NAESREALITY 2/4/2014 9:59:00 AM

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GWINNER1 2/2/2014 9:44:00 PM

    What a great idea!
DOTTYDO 2/2/2014 1:48:00 PM

    I walk a good ways from the parking lot at work to the front door as well, and then I'm constantly walking back and forth, along with bending and stooping anywhere from 4 to 7 hours a day, so by the time I do this 4 to 5 days a week, and then walk back to the parking lot, I've done plenty of exercise. emoticon
KMRJPR 2/2/2014 2:01:00 AM

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BANNERMAN 2/2/2014 1:59:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
SJKENT1 2/1/2014 10:23:00 PM

    This is really a good idea!! thanks
CJOHNSTON2001 2/1/2014 4:16:00 PM

    way to go,walking does wonders in so many ways emoticon emoticon
RAESUN54 2/1/2014 3:20:00 PM

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WATCHINW8 2/1/2014 1:35:00 PM

    Thanks emoticon
LOVINGKATE 2/1/2014 1:21:00 PM

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CECELW 2/1/2014 10:06:00 AM

    I do that as well! emoticon
DELLMEL 2/1/2014 9:46:00 AM

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VAINVT 2/1/2014 8:15:00 AM

    Great idea. It is part of your day and you get a break from work.
JENNIFERSTAM 6/5/2012 10:07:00 AM

    Great idea!
TERRYDALE1 6/1/2012 8:03:00 PM

    Love to walk.....good time to work through events of the day and not bring them home with me
HYATTI1 6/1/2012 12:11:00 PM

    Great thanks for the suggestions.
LEANMEAN2 6/1/2012 6:54:00 AM

    Thanks
FRIENDOFBACH 6/1/2012 1:13:00 AM

    I walk to and from work every day. Depending upon the weather, I take longer or shorter routes depending upon the weather.
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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/31/2012 10:41:00 PM

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How CLEVER !

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for sharing & encouraging us

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BLESSINGS!
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CAROLJ35 5/31/2012 9:32:00 PM

    That's the way to do it!!! three cheers for you!!!

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MALAMAR007 5/31/2012 9:08:00 PM

    Simple, usable tip. Thank you
MCFITZ2 5/31/2012 8:23:00 PM

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 5/31/2012 8:10:00 PM

    Good idea! Thanks!
LYNCHD05 5/31/2012 7:18:00 PM

    good for you,.......it all makes a difference we just have to make a point of doing it and making sure we leave ourselves the time to do it! Awesome
MAXXIZ20 5/31/2012 4:14:00 PM

    I park further away all the time when I shop or go anywhere.
DEARTOMYHEART 5/31/2012 3:33:00 PM

    Good for you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
HASHCOOK 5/31/2012 1:28:00 PM

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7356WILMA 5/31/2012 12:59:00 PM

    Way to go!!
HIGHNOON 5/31/2012 11:45:00 AM

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DAYSPRING-STAR 5/31/2012 11:43:00 AM

    Super idea.
ANDRAYAYA 5/31/2012 10:51:00 AM

    Good tip! emoticon
TONYVAND1 5/31/2012 10:31:00 AM

    Way to go great idea
GOALMOTO 5/31/2012 10:24:00 AM

    the main store I and my husband go to is Walmart here in my home town, and when I go there I do a full loop around from the exit through the health and auto and over to the food or groceriesand back to exit and out. so I can get extra steps and miles in for the day.
GOALMOTO 5/31/2012 10:24:00 AM

    the main store I and my husband go to is Walmart here in my home town, and when I go there I do a full loop around from the exit through the health and auto and over to the food or groceriesand back to exit and out. so I can get extra steps and miles in for the day.
PINK4YOUTOO 5/31/2012 8:29:00 AM

    You must eat your lunch quickly and still have time to do your walking!
CWHEATLEY 5/31/2012 8:02:00 AM

    I think I will have to incorporate this into my day!
CMORISAK 5/31/2012 7:53:00 AM

    Awesome!
LAURANCE 5/31/2012 7:08:00 AM

    Good on you! There are lots of ways to get that extra bit of exercise in. I walk to Curves rather than drive when weather permits. And I find I can rack up a few extra steps walking around the supermarket.
SHEILAJ2008 6/10/2011 1:35:00 PM

    COOL! Thanks for the insider! emoticon

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