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Getting off the bus a stop (or 2) earlier...

#1
...it sounds naff because it always comes up in guides to exercise but the last couple of days I've been getting off the bus two stops earlier (which means that I have to walk up a hill instead of down a hill) and it really does feel good.

It's only a 10/12 minute walk but if I do it every week that's 50-60 minutes of exercise I'm doing per week that I wasn't doing before. Sadly I can't get off any earlier than two stops because the bus route includes a chunk of road that you can't walk down :( But it's better than nothing!!
 
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#3
Well done you!!
 

ilovelife

Wishing and hoping!
#5
I don't think it sounds daffed - it's proactive and it all adds up. One time I could not manage ten mintues now I walk five/six times a week and the fresh is great to clear head from a busy day :)
 
#7
Aww, you're all doing so much more, lol. I was proud of my extra 10 mins. But on the plus side I'm just thinking of what more I could do. I love this forum, it really makes you want to do more!
 

funcurls

Never gets tired of SW!
#9
I'm doing something similar NSM!! On days where I can't fit a longer walk in because of work, when I arrive at work (big hospital) I now park in the furthest possible corner of the furthest car park which is a 10 min walk to my ward. So I add 20 minutes exercise to my day too! I used to park as near as poss to my ward which was half the distance! I think it's great to do these things- every little helps!x
 
#10
i agree hun 10mins is great not everyone can walk to work and u can't get off the bus any earlier cause of the road your decsion is harder than mind cause i don't get on the bus so don't have to convice myself to get off u r on the bus so it would be so easy for u to stay on but u choose to get off earlier which i think it really hard wd
 
#11
Thanks everyone :) I really do wish I could get off earlier. I'm so bad with walking - I actually just do not like it. It has to have a purpose and I don't like to walk TO somewhere because i don't like to be hot and puffy when I get there, I don't mind if I'm just going home after!

When I walk at the weekends I have to walk in a circle so that I end up where I started without having to worry about walking back, lol. Does that make sense? I don't like to walk somewhere then just have to turn around and walk the same walk back again, boring!