Tonight I caught up on one of my favorite shows on AMC called Better Call Saul by Vince Gilligan. In this episode Jimmy,the main character (aka Saul Goodman - its all good man :)) goes mall walking with his senior citizen friends. My husband and I had a good laugh...
Mall walking is quite popular. It's a great way to get your cardio in and get your daily work out. No matter if there is a thunderstorm, hail, high humidity or snow you are shielded from everything if you mall walk. Also it's a very safe type of sport because there's other people around mall walking. You are never by yourself. Even bathrooms are usually in a close proximity and very clean. In fact, both of my sisters who recently had babies both do stroller walks with their buddies every Tuesday in their favorite mall. Not only do they get to sight-see, they get to talk with their friends, and they get their exercise in, and their babies are relaxed.
Walking, especially brisk walking has a bunch of health benefits, namely: 1. less risk of diabetes 2. lowered risk of heart disease 3. lowered risk of stroke 4. lowered risk of cancers 5. it enhances your mood and well being 6. it lets you sleep better at night 7. improves cognitive and brain function 8. increases your energy levels 9. improves bone health (walking is a great weight bearing exercise).
You may be doing the majority of your shopping on Amazon but there will always be a purpose for malls in America. My favorite mall of all time is Square One in Mississauga Canada... did a lot of steps there is my younger days !
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