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I have stopped looking for parking places that are near the door of a store and started making use of the further ones. This way I get in some exercise walking to and from the store. This exercise is of course in addition to and not in place of regular exercises.

- Submitted by LYNN_130 4/7/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments
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FRIENDOFBACH 6/1/2012 1:19:00 AM

    I do this when I am alone, but I am often driving a handicapped person and have to park in those spaces near the door.
LYNETTEMOM 5/29/2012 12:36:00 AM

    I like unplanned, spontaneous exercise and try to get in as much as possible
LYNCHD05 5/28/2012 7:31:00 PM

    Most of us do this and it is great. I wonder in a year how many extra steps we have taken !
MAMAZON 5/28/2012 4:51:00 PM

    I also take the cart back to the store for a few more steps.
ILOVEJIM851991 5/28/2012 12:16:00 PM

    I'm not going to say I always do this but occasionally I do
MAXXIZ20 5/28/2012 11:22:00 AM

    I always park further away unless I have my elderly mother with me. It also helps keep others from dinging my car door LOL. Those short walks do help!
CHERYLSBUTT 5/28/2012 11:16:00 AM

    me tooo!....I am surprised how much time I wasted looking for a close park! It seems silly now!!!!
HYATTI1 5/28/2012 11:03:00 AM

    Good for you
HIGHNOON 5/28/2012 9:32:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon

TONYVAND1 5/28/2012 8:54:00 AM

    Great idea I will do that as well.
STREO2004 5/28/2012 8:39:00 AM

    Thanks, EVERY step adds up
JPEARL127 5/28/2012 8:07:00 AM

    This idea has been a great one for me to add steps to my daily walking, too. A side benefit is that the farther away you park, the less ding-worthy your parking space!
GINGERVISTA 5/28/2012 7:38:00 AM

    Absolutely! There are always ways to add more steps! emoticon
NANA2ANGELS 5/28/2012 6:08:00 AM

    I love the extra walk time!
PUDLECRAZY 5/28/2012 5:15:00 AM

    Love that heart smart parking!
PAMBWS 4/8/2010 9:11:00 AM

    Great tip Foxcina...and great way to work towards better health!! emoticon
FOXCINA 4/7/2010 2:53:00 PM

    Because I'm handicapped (I have trouble walking great distances) I usually use my scooter when I grocery shop. But on days that I feel pretty good, I walk the store with a cart. I feel great about myself because I walked instead of riding, getting more exercise than if I had not walked.

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