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Do you walk instead of driving when you can?

After you read this you will have an insentive to walk more often.
I have heard this before and Spring weather is great for walking.
When I worked in Manhattan I walked every place. I still try to as often as possible.
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404170225.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

1931 day(s) ago

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I used to, but not anymore. We used to have some neighborhood stores within walking distance... a drugstore, grocery, hardware, barber, baker, dry cleaner, etc. Now all those stores have changed. They've become a bike store, hobby shop, laundromat, antique shop etc.... nothing that I need or want.
The things that I need to pick up are all in stores that are at minimum a mile away; most more than that.
Since I'm not willing to lug bags for miles, I drive.
There are a couple of lakes that I can drive to and walk around on occasion, but that's about it. The nature parks are too secluded to be walking them alone. Every now and again a body turns up in those.
In other words, I don't walk as much as I should.
Good article on the benefits of walking.

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Kravenhead
1929 day(s) ago
I did get lost once because they have I identical parking ramps on both sides. I didn't know that at the time. When we were ready to leave, I noticed we were right by the ramp so we just went to our level and the car was gone. We finally found out about the identical ramp on the other side of the building and found the car.

philosopher
1929 day(s) ago
I also do not like crowds.

philosopher
1929 day(s) ago
All malls typically have the least people around 10AM when they first open. I learned to do my shopping on the occasional week days I had off. Lunch time is too busy.
When I get there upon opening I can be out before twelve even if, I have to shop for the whole family.
Now that my husband is retried he slows me down. I walk quickly if, too many people are not in my way. It is actually good exercise to walk the mall.
In your mall I would get lost without notes on where to find my car.
Parks are fine as long as you where sun screen.

Kravenhead
1930 day(s) ago
I not sure that the "Mall of America" is ever slow; it's like a tourist attraction so people from all over the world go to it. The center court is like Disneyland and it's filled with bars and restaurants too.
To a person like me it's Hell on Earth.
Yeah, I'll be walking around the lakes. There are a lot of people there too, but you're not shoulder to shoulder with them smelling the Big Mac they had for lunch.

philosopher
1930 day(s) ago
LOL, go when most people are baking in the sun. I love shopping for anything at off times when there are not a lot of people. Even if, I mostly just walk around. The air condtioning is free.
Find some place safe to walk outside.
Some of the larger Super Markets are a work out too.

Kravenhead
1930 day(s) ago
Ha! I hate the Mall. It's the "Mall of America".
I think I'll stick with the lakes this summer.
We have a lot of lakes throughout the city, and state for that matter.

philosopher
1930 day(s) ago
We just went to pick up a few things at different stores. We purposely leave the car at the first store and walk across the big lot to the other shopping center. Both centers share an enormous lot.
My husband can not walk far do to Stenois. I like to walk and have him big me up or drop me off and I walk home. Especially in the Spring. Kraven even if, you walk down your block and back once or twice that would be great exercise.
LOL, go to the Mall just to walk around.
I love the fresh air and a little sun. It makes me feel alive again. After the long cold depressing Winter.
I have always walked. In Brooklyn I walked all the time. To and from school. In Manhattan everyone walks. In SI most people drive but I still prefer walking when possible. Since walking is good for us all and I hate to drive.

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