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Play Audio Books While You Walk Or Exercise


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Love to read but don't have time to do it or not as much time as you would like. Hate to exercise but need to do it. I combine the two and play audiobooks while I walk. This allows me to spend the time I would be reading walking instead.

Conversely this allows me spend the time I am walking but wishing I were reading, reading after all albeit in a different manner. You can download the audiobooks for a fraction of the cost to your MP3 player at commercial websites and also find many classics and some other audio books for free on-line.
- Submitted by PRIDEL 4/21/2010 in Exercise | 23 Comments
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GIGIGIRL45 2/16/2012 2:50:00 PM

    My library had digital downloads of audiobooks, free of charge. You can download the book to your computer then transfer it to your ipod or mp3 player. The selection was not great at the beginning but they are adding to the collection all the time. I find I want to take more walks just so I can hear how the story ends!
EMLOWE0109 2/16/2012 7:53:00 AM

    If this is something you like, check out! They have the best selection that I've seen and their subscription is affordable! I've been doing this after a friend of mine suggested it. And if you save your audiobooks for *only* when you exercise, you'll go back to the gym just to hear what happens next!
SALLYSEAGULL1 4/22/2010 7:27:00 AM

    I think this is a great idea!
HEALTHYSLIM2 4/1/2013 1:40:00 PM

    Oh Boy! Another great idea for my April Challenge! Woo Hoo!!
CHARTHESTAR 3/29/2013 7:27:00 PM

    Me too!
NWLIFESRC 3/29/2013 12:57:00 PM

    Good idea
EGGBASKET1 3/29/2013 11:06:00 AM

SHANNONY84 3/29/2013 10:37:00 AM

    I like doing this! And it catches me up on my reading!
CEEMAY 3/29/2013 9:18:00 AM

MONGO2TEN 3/29/2013 8:16:00 AM

    Great idea!
LCRUMLEY81 3/29/2013 7:56:00 AM

    a must for me
PYNETREE 3/29/2013 7:54:00 AM

    This is a great idea! Thanks!
CINDYBEL 2/20/2012 10:46:00 AM

    I love listening to audio books while I work out.
HEATHBAR35 2/18/2012 11:11:00 AM

    This is a great idea, I've always listened to music while running, but never though of audio books, definitely something i will be doing!
VERNICE_MAZ 2/17/2012 3:33:00 AM

    I love to listen to books while I walk too.
WATCHINW8 2/16/2012 11:26:00 AM

KERRYG155 2/16/2012 10:50:00 AM

    You should only use on ear piece so you are still aware of traffic and other people coming up behind you but it does sound like a great idea.
JLPARKHURST 2/16/2012 7:45:00 AM

    Too bad my Accounting text books didn't come like this!!!
JIML289 2/16/2012 6:55:00 AM

    I'm going to try it today!
DISNEYPARIS 2/16/2012 6:23:00 AM

KERISMA 2/16/2012 6:22:00 AM

    I am obsessed with this!!!
KMICHA 2/16/2012 5:34:00 AM

    I do that too; kill two birds with one stone! LOL!!
KIN59VARA 8/18/2010 5:28:00 AM

    They know me by name at the library. In our state you can order your items online and then they are ready for pick-up at the library!

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