Mall walking is a great way to get fit, catch up with friends and beat the bad weather.
mind the rain, snow or heat; you can get your workout in a safe,
climate-controlled environment. You will avoid cars and traffic and
exercise in a well-lit location. You can walk with your friends or make
new ones if you join a program. And, you'll enjoy all of the incredible
benefits of walking.
Many shopping centers offer these types of programs, sometimes in conjunction with a local health care provider or adult school. Some are free to join while others require a small fee. Some of the fantastic benefits you might find at your local program are:
The Mall Stars
at the Mall of America offers monthly reports showing how much time
you’ve walked and how many calories you’ve burned. It even offers
discounts at stores and opportunities to earn prizes as you log more
Many shopping centers open early for walkers so
that you can beat the crowds. There are usually markers on the floor, so
you can measure how far you’ve walked.
Some groups led
by an instructor who will guide you through a walking and stretching
routine. Others offer you a walking map and are self-guided, allowing
you to walk whenever you like.
Another great aspect is
that you can make new friends or bring your friends along. You’ll be
surrounded by people who are committed to improving their health, just
like you. They will support you in meeting your fitness and weight loss
But most of all, exercising with others is fun! And after all that walking, you can catch up with friends and enjoy a healthy, low-fat snack in the food court.
Take a look at your local mall’s website or call the customer service
department or concierge and ask if they have a program. They’ll give
you details about how to join.
This is a great way to get
in shape and stay fit. It’s convenient, safe and fun! You’ll make new
friends and achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.