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Old 08-17-2008, 08:47 AM
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I have been walking on average about 5 times a week since finding out I have diabetes in Oct 2007. It has helped me tremendously with my weight loss.

I find that I get stiff and achey when I don't walk for more than 2 days in a row. I mostly walk during my lunch hour near the office. It's mostly flat there and not a lot of traffic. It takes me 20-30 minutes and I walk a mile and a half (I measured it by driving my car along the route).

On the really muggy days, I wait until evening and have walked in the nearby mall on occasion. I haven't had to deal with a lot of snow while walking yet, but that will probably be when I go to the mall.

You might want to check with the local high school for a place to walk in the winter months if they have an indoor track. They have a softer surface. The one here is open to the public from 7am-3pm. The times don't work for me so I don't use it. The outdoor track is never closed and quite popular with the senior citizens.
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