Mall-Walking is Good for You, But …

You probably already have heard about mall-walking, right? Groups of seniors gather in shopping malls to get their exercise walking in a heated/air-conditioned area with clean rest rooms available. Mall-walking is a good way for folks to socialize as well as accomplish a daily exercise session.
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A downside to mall-walking, however, is that after the walk folks get together at a food court for breakfast or a snack. As I mentioned in the portion control posts, muffins in food courts often pack 400+ calories into their tasty outsized shapes.

At a rate of 100 calories per mile, you would need to walk over four miles to break even on this transaction. If you only walked two miles, about a half hour, you would be 200 calories in deficit after your exercise.

You really do need to keep focused about your eating in relation to your exercise.

Don’t Out-Eat your Exercise.

This is not meant to discourage you from walking in malls or otherwise. Walking in my opinion is the Cinderella of the exercise world – vastly unappreciated. Check out Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health, How Good is Walking for You? – Infographic, How to Burn More Calories Walking – Infographic, Is Walking as Effective an Exercise as Running?, Why You Should be Walking More.

Tony

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6 responses to “Mall-Walking is Good for You, But …

  1. So true. Many people don’t have a clue as to how many calories they eat on a daily basis.

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    • It is ironic. Many folks refuse to count calories because it is too complicated. Yet, we have computer programs and phone apps that will do all the work. Also, after a week or so, you end up knowing the calorie counts of your regular diet anyway. So, you don’t even need the device. At least that was my experience.

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      • Yes, the apps they have for tracking calories these days are amazing. But, even if you are not into technology, it’s fairly easy just to track calories by reading nutrition labels

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  2. stephieann8

    I’m a counting calorie pro at this point. My grandmother taught me when I was just a tween!

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