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Malls were created for shopping and spending money, but there is no reason why you can’t use it to better your health and fitness too! Do you have to go shopping in the near future? While some of us dread the shopping experience, others of us enjoy the process and wish they could have more time and money to shop freely. Next time you are at the mall, try taking a few extra laps around the premises, enjoying window shopping and walking at the same time. Make time for yourself to do this so that you won’t feel rushed actually going into the store you came there for in the first place. The more steps you get shopping, the better you will feel when you leave, and hopefully that feeling is tired!
When the weather is cold and blustery, the last thing you want to do is get out and go walking through the tough weather elements. Many times, if you do choose this route you will cut your walk short, due to being cold and uncomfortable which will only hurt you in the long run. By choosing the shopping mall, you no longer have to feel like your daily walk is a chore, and you will get some window shopping in at the same time. The mall is also a safe place to get your daily workout in without having to worry about viscous dogs, unfriendly strangers, and the sunlight running out on you.
Many malls offer walking programs for people, so take a look next time you are at your local mall to shop, ask about this. The programs usually occur early in the mornings before the mall traffic gets heavy, so keep that in mind when you are trying to create some sort of a schedule for yourself every day. Daily activity is recommended at least 30 minutes per day if you want to see some weight come off, so this could be an avenue of success for you to try.