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Can Shopping Sometimes Be a Good Workout?

The Big Question 2012/11/20 23:45:42
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  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/11/20 23:54:49
    Yes
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +3
    you have to power walk to get the best deals; not to mention fight crazy old ladies for stuff

    shopping is a contact sport; it's not for the weak

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  • johnpaul 2012/12/14 14:32:29
    Yes
    johnpaul
    Mentally
  • Silverlocust 2012/11/26 14:59:11
    Yes
    Silverlocust
    The best exercise I get all week - those security guys are getting faster every time I visit.
  • Tastentier 2012/11/24 12:45:27
    Yes
    Tastentier
    For me, shopping involves a bicycle ride since I have no car. So yes, it is possible to combine a shopping trip with a healthy workout.
  • Billy the kid 2012/11/24 12:32:35 (edited)
    Yes
    Billy the kid
    +2
    But only for your wallet...
    empty wallet
  • mrdog 2012/11/24 12:22:42 (edited)
    Yes
    mrdog
    For men...it is the right arm reaching for back pocket.... and gals.... their exercise comes later rewarding the hubby....Full Monty...aha..bark
  • David 2012/11/24 10:22:52 (edited)
    No
    David
    +1
    Wow, Americans have gotten so lazy that it considers "buying stuff and carrying them around" as a work out. I'm sure it's so hard how you have to check the price labels and take out your heavy wallet full of coins that weigh a ton. This sounds like an excuse for people who like to shop but don't exercise.
  • Tordgaard 2012/11/24 09:08:53
    Yes
    Tordgaard
    My wallet lost considerable weight while shopping.
  • Gina 2012/11/24 08:48:10
    Yes
    Gina
    If walking can be considered a workout then walking while carrying bags is like walking with light weights or heavy if you buy a lot.
  • Dyonus 2012/11/24 08:40:40
    Yes
    Dyonus
    Anytime you're using muscles that you're not used to using and using them a lot and doing repetition, you're getting a workout. So if you carry a lot of boxes, do a lot of walking, and so on, yeah...you can get a workout from that.
  • Dave The Canuck 2012/11/24 07:41:04
    No
    Dave The Canuck
    I prefer other ways of getting a work-out. Swimming, running, that sort of thing.
  • ishiqa2426 2012/11/24 07:10:36
    Yes
    ishiqa2426
    only when have to carry heavy bags, run around the shopping mall and using the staircase insted of an elevator/escalator
  • L1 2012/11/24 06:51:35
    No
    L1
    Only if you use the stairs rather than escalators and elevators.
  • courtney.epperson.96 2012/11/24 05:42:18
    No
    courtney.epperson.96
    +2
    Unless you're at home depot or something similar... This sounds like an excuse to shop.
  • Michelle 2012/11/24 05:15:49
    Yes
    Michelle
    I hate shopping, but I have to admit that for one carrying the bags, especially, it can be.
  • EmoMcParland 2012/11/24 05:06:45
    Yes
    EmoMcParland
    My wife can absolutely wear me out; she spends wisely & saves our family tons of money.
    No one wants to marathon shop with Mom ; )
  • Rob 2012/11/24 04:57:24
    No
    Rob
    +2
    Unless you mean a workout for your credit card.
  • MIRANDDAAA :) 2012/11/24 04:40:17
    No
    MIRANDDAAA :)
    +1
    A good workout to me is one that works up a good sweat and makes me out of breath. I have never experienced this while shopping.
  • EmoMcPa... MIRANDD... 2012/11/24 05:09:56
    EmoMcParland
    +1
    I'm athletic & my wife can make my feet & calves ache! Her shopping is more anaerobic than aerobic ; )
  • mm61675 2012/11/24 04:31:46
    Yes
    mm61675
    hell yeah! my sister and I went out and were on our feet for 12 straight hours in addition to carrying our bags........my feet, arms and legs are killing me right now haha
  • Torchy 2012/11/24 03:48:23
    Yes
    Torchy
    +1
    When I lived back in MN, I was about a 15 minute drive from the Mall of America and my work week was Sun-Thur. So Fridays, when a majority of the locals were at work, I loved going there to shop. I rarely bought anything, but walking around for 5+ hours just window shopping or getting ideas for gifts was a great workout.
  • Jezebel 2012/11/24 03:43:22
    Yes
    Jezebel
    Especially for your wallet.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/11/24 02:27:36
    No
    Christopher Kirchen
    Shopping in itself(the act of rubbernecking for "things"? No. Possibly the walking you do WHILE shopping can, but you can walk and do a number of things, including working.
  • Flea 2012/11/24 02:18:43
    No
    Flea
    +2
    I don't think so- one trip to the food court screws that whole workout...
  • Kiki,Pixie,Worm 2012/11/24 02:09:04
    Yes
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    If you walk A LOT!
  • Nicky 2012/11/24 02:03:17 (edited)
    Yes
    Nicky
    +2
    i mean you have to walk a lot and climb the stairs and when u see something nice and fancy, especially when it's on sale, you need to move faster than others so that it won't be "stolen" by other buyers. it's also a workout for your brains, i mean you have to think when bargain, and if you want a good deal, u have to convince the seller, that the price you offer is proper and fair. and it takes intelligence
  • BuggaBoo Nicky 2012/11/24 02:52:30
    BuggaBoo
    +1
    LOL too much thinking. might as well stay home
  • Nicky BuggaBoo 2012/11/24 03:04:38
    Nicky
    LOLOLOL, very funny, that's for girls, guys usually don't do that:P
  • Nicky BuggaBoo 2012/11/24 03:06:13
    Nicky
    I didn't realize you are a girl too, lol, no offense, what i meant was that guys are not good at bargaining, so......
  • BuggaBoo Nicky 2012/11/24 04:22:55
    BuggaBoo
    lmao. big laugh
  • naked_and_barefoot N.I.T. 2012/11/21 19:22:43
    Yes
    naked_and_barefoot N.I.T.
    Yes it can and if you want the lowest price you will ever get go to buy a vehicle the week before Christmas on the coldest, rainy and nasty day there is. The dealerships are empty and they will wheel and deal to make a sale. It is a really good time to tell them to roll the TT&L; into the deal or you won't buy.
  • andrew.micheals.353 2012/11/21 11:53:39
    Yes
    andrew.micheals.353
    If the shops are far apart and you end up carrying a lot and walking home.
  • none 2012/11/21 01:35:05
    No
    none
    For your wallet maybe.
  • Sedated Whispers 2012/11/21 01:23:41
    Yes
    Sedated Whispers
    its a workout but I wouldn't call it 'good' any movement is pretty much working out. But breaking a sweat, thats the real stuff :)
  • Sonny 2012/11/21 00:17:36
    Yes
    Sonny
    +2
    I call it stress therapy
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    sole struck men s shoes
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    subway sandwich
  • Lady Serena 2012/11/21 00:11:43
    Yes
    Lady Serena
    +1
    It can work all the muscles: biceps, abs, the legs...
  • Gloria 2012/11/21 00:06:06
    Yes
    Gloria
    You might need to walk blocks to find an ATM, your family/friends, your car, a store that isn't sold out, the right size/color etc. I would rather walk blocks on my own all year long & shop early or online. The whole deal would be better worked out & a better work out if you shopped locally & thoughtfully. Screw big boxes.
  • TURTLE 2012/11/21 00:05:29
    Yes
    TURTLE
    u are walking everywhere and have alot of bags that weigh
  • Kyle 2012/11/20 23:59:52
    Yes
    Kyle
    my sister loves to shop idk how she does it
  • Joe61 2012/11/20 23:58:55
    No
    Joe61
    +2
    It's too stressful to be considered a work out.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/11/20 23:54:49
    Yes
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +3
    you have to power walk to get the best deals; not to mention fight crazy old ladies for stuff

    shopping is a contact sport; it's not for the weak

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