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Exercise More, Spend Less

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When you go to the mall for a shopping spree, spend the first 30 minutes just walking laps. Then when you begin your shopping, you will feel even better about buying new clothes, and you will probably spend less because you will be tired sooner and want to leave earlier!

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  • The problem with walking laps in the mall, is it is too slow for me. I prefer to park as far away from the door as possible and walk in. It also means carrying purchases back out to the car, which can in itself be a deterrent. - by KRICKET57
  • When I go shopping I choose a super store and walk all of the aisles before I start shopping. - by REDROSEMARIE
  • Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea! - by GWINNER1
  • Great idea, thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • There are pros and cons to mall walking (as some SPers have noted). However...any exercise you can get is good exercise. emoticon - by PROPMAN1
  • Great thought. Thanks so much for sharing. - by LOVINGKATE
  • VAINVT
    Clever idea. Plus you review your options. - by VAINVT
  • Awesome idea - by GOAL_IS_170
  • Great idea - by DELLMEL
  • CURVYELVIESAYS
    What a great idea thank you! emoticon - by CURVYELVIESAYS
  • CURVYELVIESAYS
    What a great idea thank you! emoticon - by CURVYELVIESAYS
  • Mall walking is a great way to cool off a hot afternoon or warm up a cold winter day. Early morning is great not to many shoppers out yet. You can even take little breaks throughout the mall by taking advantage of the sitting areas. - by HYATTI1
  • Good idea! - by ANDRAYAYA
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • adding any activity to your day is a good idea! - by LYNETTEMOM
  • HIGHNOON
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  • Good suggestion when you can't walk out doors because of the weather. Thanks for sharing. - by J2740LOU
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    Great tip. Thanks so much for sharing. - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • That's brilliant! - by MOSTMOM1
  • i would rather walk outside and not have to keep stopping or slowing down behind dawdlers! - by LYNCHD05
  • emoticon Now there's an Idea. - by INGMARIE
  • ACICEDA
    Nice suggestion - I tend to go with my husband though; not sure he would love it. Nonetheless, something to take in mind. - by ACICEDA
  • Wow, emoticon idea!!! - by GINGERVISTA
  • Redrosemarie: Two thumbs up! Not only are you getting in some walking, you're also getting the chance to see what new products are on the shelf. I do this in the grocery store, oftentimes finding something to add to my cart I've never tried before (...like dragonfruit!). - by NANCYHOME247
  • I think this is a wonderful idea...great tip! - by BAKER1009
  • Walking inside is like driving a Dodge-em car! Get outta the way! BEEP-BEEP I'm one to park as far away as I can get and get in a little cardio coming and going! - by CROWLEY123

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