Mall walking

Mall Walking Tips

Walk with friends
Listen to music
Set goals
Warm up
Cool down

Flat belly workout! Walk off belly fat with Ellen Barrett
Rodale ; produced by Dragonfly Productions ; directed by Andrea Ambandos.
Louisville, CO : Gaiam Americas, 2009.
  1. DVD.
  2. Instructor, Ellen Barrett.
  3. Title from container.
  4. Features an easy-to-follow 25-minute indoor workout that combines simple walking moves to boost calorie burn with torso-toning stop-and-tone exercises. Viewers will drop pounds, trim their waistline, and flatten their belly. For an even firmer midsection, try the Belly Routine, which includes lab-tested moves that research shows are up to 80% more effective than traditional crunches.
Dr. Walk's power dietstep : top 10 weight-loss secrets
by Fred A. Stutman.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Medical Manor Books, c2009.
You can walk to fitness
Rachel Armstrong.
London : New Holland, c2007.
Mall maker : Victor Gruen, architect of an American dream
M. Jeffrey Hardwick.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2004.
"Despite their convenience, malls are routinely criticized for representing much that is wrong in America - sprawl, conspicuous consumption, the loss of regional character, and the decline of Mom and Pop stores. Malls are so ubiquitous that it would surprise most people that they are the brainchild of a single person, architect Victor Gruen." "An immigrant from Austria who fled the Nazis in 1938, Gruen based his idea for the mall on an idealized America: the dream of concentrated shops that would benefit the businessperson as well as the consumer and that would foster a sense of shared community. Modernist Philip Johnson applauded Gruen for creating a true civic art and architecture that enriched Americans' daily lives, and for decades he received praise from luminaries such as Lewis Mumford, Winthrop Rockefeller, and Lady Bird Johnson. Yet, in the end, Gruen returned to Europe, thoroughly disillusioned with his American dream."--BOOK JACKET.
The call of the mall
Paco Underhill.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004.
The author of the international bestseller Why We Buy -- praised by The New York Times as "a book that gives this underrated skill the respect it deserves" -- now takes us to the mall, a place every American has experienced and has an opinion about. Paco Underhill, the Margaret Mead of shopping, has run hundreds of research assignments in malls across the country (and in Tokyo and European capitals). He has visited them, observed his fellow mall-ers, looked long and hard for his car in mammoth parking lots, chatted up the staffers, gone hunting for jeans with adolescent girls and anniversary shopping with guys. The result is a bright, ironic, funny, and shrewd portrait of the mall -- America's gift to personal consumption, its most powerful icon of global commercial muscle, the once new and now aging national town square, the place where we convene in our leisure time. Call of the Mall is about desire and buying lingerie, about why the same camel hair coat costs twice as much in the women's department as it does in the boys'. It's about why shoes, handbags, and cosmetics are clustered, why Cartier is next to cut-rate, and why the movie theater is hard to find. It's about the shopping mall as an exemplar of our commercial and social culture, the place where our young people have their first taste of social freedom, and where the rest of us compare notes. Call of the Mall examines how we use the mall, what it means, why it works when it does, and why it sometimes doesn't. Visiting the mall with Paco Underhill is a surprising and insightful tour through the American crossroads. Why We Buy changed the way we watch ourselves shop. Call of the Mall will deepen our understanding of how we live, work, play, and spend.

Shopping malls open their doors early for walkers. It's climate-controlled all year long so you do not have to worry about bad weather or the morning rush hour traffic. A place where mall security is on duty and restrooms, water and benches are available. Mall walking is a safe way to help you stay healthy and meet new friends.

Many malls sponsor walking clubs. They provide maps that indicate the distance around the mall so you can track your progress. You can choose one mall to walk at on a regular basis or add variety to your routine by walking at different malls where the floor surfaces have a variety textures making you use muscles in a different way.

As a participant in the club you might have access to free health information sponsored by a local hospital.  You could attend seminars on exercise and nutrition. Get free diagnostic screenings such as blood pressure checks and cholesterol tests. Some malls offer special perks for walking distances and times. Special incentives to recognize a walker’s individual achievement include prizes, coupons and even store discounts.

As you walk, window-shop to see what’s on sale. Mall walking is a great way to keep an eye out for bargains. Store displays and decorations are always changing with the seasons and during the holidays.

Make plans for after your walk to have something to look forward to. It could be coffee with your new friends or shopping at the stores for the bargains you saw while walking.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff