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12/22/19 4:03 A
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I walk at the beach, in the local parks, our community college track (open to the public dawn to dusk unless there's a meet) or inside the mall. Also do stairs at local government bldgs & even the halls of a hospital near us. Mostly just around the neighborhood.
Your public tax dollars pay for schools so they must allow you in tho you may have to get a security clearance. Go before the local school board & perhaps they can authorize use during certain hours for community use. Some houses of worship may have hallways you can access also.

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1/26/15 6:16 P

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Unfortunately I don't have a smart phone so can't get podcasts. Sometimes I listen to old radio shows in mp3 format. You are right...I just need to bundle up and go.

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1/26/15 11:49 A

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Just do it, Natureluvver! Check out some podcasts - they pass the time faster than music for me. I've also got snowshoes which I use when it snows enough in the mountains!

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Michigan.....thought of retiring there once. I am in the minority here as I love snow. If I had the money I would open an indoor dog park where people could walk their dogs in the winter and in the heat of summer. (We have the worst of both here sometimes). You all have given me motivation.

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I'm thinking after reading your post that I need to create reasons to get out of the house and the walking will happen naturally. Guess I should turn off the tv more often.

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I'm retired (had to retire for medical reasons: have some back, neck, nerve issues and a fake hip) so my goal is only 6000. I do have a treadmill but I get bored walking the same place even with music, which really helps. I thought I'd ask what others do to get some new ideas. It's hard to stay motivated in the winter. It's so much easier when you can just open the door and go for a walk around the neighborhood.

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home or the gym

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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1/25/15 10:01 P

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Since you belong to a health club, you can get your steps on the elliptical or treadmill. The elliptical is easier on my knees. Just keep it on a low level. At work I walk around the cafeteria in a big circle on my breaks and at lunch. People are used to me now :)

I use my phone to listen to podcasts when I walk. You can also listen to audiobooks. What is your step goal?

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I have walked while waiting in hospitals, parking garages, the mall, school, my house and even the horse arena, any where and every where, just getting the steps in. hard to do in the cold and snow of Mich

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1/25/15 3:36 P

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Never thought of watching a video while walking. I might try that. As for schools.....they wouldn't let anyone from the outside in. I do belong to a health club and use the pool but don't want to pay for the track unless I get desperate. My husband was walking in Walmart and the security guard told him to shop or leave.....another reason for me to hate Walmart.:)
Thanks for the ideas.

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I love Leslie Sansone's walking videos! Check them out on YouTube or go to collagevideo.com for her's and other walking videos! Jessica Smith has some nice walking videos as well right here on SparkPeople!
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1/25/15 3:07 P

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I walk the balcony around the gym at the YMCA. See if any schools or public buildings have hours for walking. If not, malls and larger stores are possibilities.

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1/25/15 3:04 P

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Where do you walk when there's no mall nearby? I have a spark activity tracker and find myself walking around in circles while I watch tv to get my steps in. But that's boring.

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