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Mall Walking As An Alternative To Walking Outdoors



When ever it is too hot, too cold or too sloppy outside to walk, I mall walk. Check with your local indoor mall to see when the doors open to the public. It's often about 1.5 hours before stores open. Bathrooms are open and it is temperature controlled. You'll probably see others walking too!

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Our local Spark People team here in Florida does two mall walks a month during the heat of the summer! It's a wonderful time for face to face support and fun!

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  • Or do it in your local Walmart. Our store is huge! (2 Me!) - by PLB1967
  • I live near the first mall in the U.S. (Southdale in Edina) and have seen the mall walkers. Today is a perfect day as the wind chill is -25 degrees and the mall is on my bus line at a transport center about 2 miles from my house. - by TEDDYTEDDY
  • I also mall walk in the winter and bad weather. Warehouse stores are also great too1 - by DRTOVAH
  • WalMart? How about a Lowe's or Home Depot? The aisles are wider and less crowded for the most part. And they have no food to tempt you (except perhaps at the check out area). - by MILPAM3
  • Thanks for sharing - by AMBER461
  • Good reminder. - by LEANMEAN2
    emoticon Yes it is a great alternative, and you may find some new friends to walk with too! You'll get to know some of the "regulars" and let them in on a great website... SparkPeople! emoticon - by 1STBUCKETITEM
  • I don't know if we can do this in England - must check it out! - by CHEBBA
    yes,when the cold comes you can find me in the mall or dept stores,can`t be in the cold with lung issues emoticon emoticon emoticon - by CJOHNSTON2001
  • I've done this too! Great way to make sure you get your steps in! - by NHEMBERGER
    Good idea. And you get to look at the window displays, too. - by VAINVT
  • This is great especially when this Georgia temperature is 95 degrees. emoticon - by SPARKYFLOWER
  • emoticon idea and walking Walmart is also a great idea. - by DIAMOND102
  • It's awesome. Walmart is great as well. - by DELLMEL
    Great idea if you have a mall to walk in. I live in a very small town. I use videos on the days I am unable to walk out doors. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon - by LOVINGKATE
  • I set my watch and try to walk 5 minutes more than the day before - by ALIZAHH
  • Hello, I walk to a few of my jobs that are close. emoticon - by STEVES6
    This is definitely a great idea! - by IMNOWINCHARGE

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