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Walk And Talk



When I have phone calls to return, or want to call a friend I need to get back in touch with, I head outside with my cell phone and walk around the track at my local high school. I can measure it by time and distance too so I can enter it in my fitness tracker. Another huge benefit is that it is nice to catch up with an old friend that you "haven't had the time" to call and chat with! emoticon

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    I walk in circles around my apartment while I'm on the phone, drives my husband crazy but I love checking the time when I get off the phone and seeing that I walked for an extra 30-60 min, even if it's not fast it's still movement and steps. - by KEL_BEL_FX3
  • LOL! The freedom of cell phones! It is funny to be old enough to remember being confined by the length of a phone chord. - by PUDLECRAZY
  • Good suggestion, I will keep it in mind thanks. - by HYATTI1
    I walk an talk to. It makes a walk go by really fast and make use of the time.
    emoticon - by FRIENDOFBACH
  • I try to walk around the house when I'm on the phone but I don't have a cell phone so can't walk outside - by LYNETTEMOM
  • i never talk on the phone when I am walking. i enjoy the quiet, the birds, maybe even a few tunes! sometimes it is nice to get away from the phone. - by LYNCHD05
  • Usually I'm caught in the middle of some chore that I continue to do, but walking and talking are a good match and I could concentrate better on the conversation. emoticon - by J2740LOU
  • I used to drive my mom crazy by pacing around the living room while on the phone. It's just a habit I've always had! I didn't learn how to sit still while on the phone until I got an office job. - by CATSDONTPRAY
  • I think I answered this one before. - by HYATTI1
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • funny ...what moves one...totally puts another at a standstill! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • emoticon - by SUCCESS68
  • I also walk, but in my home. I'm hearing impaired and can't go outside while on the phone - makes it too hard to hear. I also swing my legs and/or do exercises while on the phone, like squats, abd. crunches, pelvic tilts, some glute work, etc. I learned from a dear friend yrs. ago that she kept from gaining wgt. by always moving - even when she was sitting or standing, she would move her parts of her body. Of course, not in public. emoticon - by SYLSITT
  • What a good idea!!
    Thanks - by DJHUMPHREY
  • great idea - by BABY77A
  • I do this too! - by ANDRAYAYA
  • Great tip. All movement helps and counts. Keep up the good work- walk tall!

    emoticon - by GARDENSFORLIFE
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    good idea! emoticon emoticon - by MANDALORE
    Great idea! - by JENNIFERSTAM
    Great idea! - by JENNIFERSTAM
  • When I call my dad in Tasmania (long distance call) I go outside and weed the garden, just the small easy to pull out weeds!

    It is too expensive for me to use the cell phone for talking as we pay by the time. - by LIBBYFITZ
  • Good idea! It's so easy to sit on my porch & relax while on the phone. Need to get moving! - by NHEMBERGER
  • Fabulous idea!!!! - by MMPEARSON13
  • great idea - by NASFKAB
  • I do that all the time. I save my phone calls to my sister to when I go for a walk. I usually complete my hour walk before I am done talking with her emoticon - by BOLEBRON
  • What a great time saving and fitness idea!! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • You know I never thought of that, but it makes sense to help you keep track of your time. Thanks for the tip. - by MRSREGGIE1
    I do that it - by SCOTLA
  • good idea I do this occasionally too - by ILOVEJIM851991
    What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon emoticon - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • Great idea! - by SOCDIRECTOR
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  • This is good. While on the treadmill I grab my phone and the remote. Sometimes I even bring my laptop and surf. - by SUCCESS68
  • I really like that comment. I will try it, often I have phone calls to return and will return them in the home and then is gets dark and I fail to walk.
    Thanks for this tip. - by BAPSANN
  • I walk around as well, but it's out of necessity. Live in basement apartment, don't get great reception; sometimes even have to go up my outside stairway; & as long as I'm there, I might as well walk around. emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Any time you get to talk to old friends or get the scoop from family and an added bonus of extra walking emoticon - by NANA2ANGELS
  • I can't walk the stairs at work, my knees don't like it, so instead I walk the inside of the elevator until I get to my floor or while waiting for the elevator to come I walk in a square. This really picks up the steps for me daily. - by LORIBFIT
    I do that so often, my Toddler now paces while on the phone. Time goes by so fast. I walked over an hour once and couldn't believe it. - by ASEXYWITCH

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