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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?

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  • Awesome! - by BELIEVING-N-ME
  • I knew this, but it got put aside. I guess its time to park further away again! Thanks! - by PERSISTANT123

  • Great way to get some exercise in thanks. emoticon - by PEPE0123
  • ACICEDA
    Beautiful implementation. Did something similar while I was in Japan. Wish I could enact something similar but haven't figured out how. - by ACICEDA
  • KAYYYDEE
    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!! :) - by KAYYYDEE
  • WTG! It's the small things that add up! - by CHARMEDONE10
  • What a great idea! - by GWINNER1
  • 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 - by DOTTYDO
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  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • This is really a good idea!! thanks - by SJKENT1
  • CJOHNSTON2001
    way to go,walking does wonders in so many ways emoticon emoticon - by CJOHNSTON2001
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  • Thanks emoticon - by WATCHINW8
  • LOVINGKATE
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  • I do that as well! emoticon - by CECELW
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  • VAINVT
    Great idea. It is part of your day and you get a break from work. - by VAINVT
  • JENNIFERSTAM
    Great idea! - by JENNIFERSTAM
  • TERRYDALE1
    Love to walk.....good time to work through events of the day and not bring them home with me - by TERRYDALE1
  • Great thanks for the suggestions. - by HYATTI1
  • Thanks - by LEANMEAN2
  • FRIENDOFBACH
    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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    How CLEVER !

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    for sharing & encouraging us

    emoticon WE can do it!

    BLESSINGS!
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    - by FRANCES-AGAPE
  • That's the way to do it!!! three cheers for you!!!

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  • MALAMAR007
    Simple, usable tip. Thank you - by MALAMAR007
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  • Good idea! Thanks! - by SWEETMAGNOLIA2
  • 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 - by LYNCHD05
  • I park further away all the time when I shop or go anywhere. - by MAXXIZ20
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    Good for you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon - by DEARTOMYHEART
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  • Way to go!! - by 7356WILMA
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  • Super idea. - by DAYSPRING-STAR
  • Good tip! emoticon - by ANDRAYAYA
  • Way to go great idea
    - by TONYVAND1
  • 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. - by GOALMOTO
  • 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. - by GOALMOTO
  • You must eat your lunch quickly and still have time to do your walking! - by PINK4YOUTOO
  • CWHEATLEY
    I think I will have to incorporate this into my day! - by CWHEATLEY
  • Awesome! - by CMORISAK
  • 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. - by LAURANCE
  • COOL! Thanks for the insider! emoticon - by SHEILAJ2008

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