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I have stopped looking for parking places that are near the door of a store and started making use of the further ones. This way I get in some exercise walking to and from the store. This exercise is of course in addition to and not in place of regular exercises.

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  • FRIENDOFBACH
    I do this when I am alone, but I am often driving a handicapped person and have to park in those spaces near the door.
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  • I like unplanned, spontaneous exercise and try to get in as much as possible - by LYNETTEMOM
  • Most of us do this and it is great. I wonder in a year how many extra steps we have taken ! - by LYNCHD05
  • MAMAZON
    I also take the cart back to the store for a few more steps. - by MAMAZON
  • I'm not going to say I always do this but occasionally I do - by ILOVEJIM851991
  • I always park further away unless I have my elderly mother with me. It also helps keep others from dinging my car door LOL. Those short walks do help! - by MAXXIZ20
  • me tooo!....I am surprised how much time I wasted looking for a close park! It seems silly now!!!!
    - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • Good for you - by HYATTI1
  • HIGHNOON
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  • Great idea I will do that as well. - by TONYVAND1
  • Thanks, EVERY step adds up - by STREO2004
  • This idea has been a great one for me to add steps to my daily walking, too. A side benefit is that the farther away you park, the less ding-worthy your parking space! - by JPEARL127
  • Absolutely! There are always ways to add more steps! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • I love the extra walk time! - by NANA2ANGELS
  • Love that heart smart parking! - by PUDLECRAZY
  • Great tip Foxcina...and great way to work towards better health!! emoticon - by PAMBWS
  • Because I'm handicapped (I have trouble walking great distances) I usually use my scooter when I grocery shop. But on days that I feel pretty good, I walk the store with a cart. I feel great about myself because I walked instead of riding, getting more exercise than if I had not walked. - by FOXCINA

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