11 Dec Mallwalkers? Do You Walk the Mall Before the Stores Open?
We all know that walking is the best exercise. How many of us actually do it on a regular basis? Well that’s another story. There’s every good reason to do it, but in many cases, we find excuses; its either too hot or too cold outside and so we say forget it. There is always walking on a treadmill at the gym, but that is costly. So what’s the answer to this dilemma? Mall walking! Especially at Christmas time.
I cant tell you how many times I have gone to the local shopping mall and there are groups of people everywhere just walking around the mall, and the stores are not open yet. Most times it’s a group of senior citizen ladies, and once in awhile you may see a group of senior men.
Today as I was walking through the mall, the stores were already open, but there were still people going for their daily walk inside the mall. They had no shopping bags or even purses with them so you could tell they were going for a walk. However, I did see one of the most interesting groups today, that I have ever seen.
There was a group of 6 women, all walking with their child/children in a stroller. They would do things along the walk such as, speed walk, or hop while pushing the stroller, turn around put their hands behind them and pull the strollers while walking…and on occasion they would stop in an open area and actually exercise! They were doing pushups and stretches. I thought this was amazing. I only wish they had something like this when my son was small. What a creative idea.
So are you a mall walker? Do people do this in your local malls, or is this something that maybe isn’t popular in other cities? Come share your thoughts and stories over at www.boomeryearbook.com
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