Grocery shopping is good exercise

@scheng1 (24970)
Singapore
February 12, 2016 9:49pm CST
I like weekends when I can go grocery shopping. It is a chance for me to get adequate exercise. I have to walk 10 minutes or 20 minutes for grocery shopping depending on which supermarkets I go. When I go to the nearest supermarket, I tend to buy 5kg of rice. I always bring along a haversack so that I can put the rice in the haversack and walk home. 10 minutes of walk with 5kg load is enough to make me sweat. If I have the energy, I buy some isotonic drinks too. A carton of 24 cans with 330 ml per can is very heavy too. Isotonic drinks are good when you exercise in hot and humid weather, and you sweat a lot. There are always things to buy every week. A few tins of sardines, mushrooms, stewed pork and other canned items add up in term of weight. Sometimes I will combine grocery shopping with household items. You cannot imagine how heavy 2 large packs of toilet roll is when you have to carry them 20 minutes.
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@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
I can just imagine how uncomfortable it must have been having to walk a long distance carrying a heavy load. Even two large packs of toilet paper would weigh like a ton of metal half way to where your house might be.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Feb 16
That is why it is a good exercise for me. I could have taken a bus, but that cost me about a dollar each way. I rather save the money, and just walk home.
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@marlina (57086)
• Canada
13 Feb 16
@scheng1 Don't you have a shopping cart?
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
I just went grocery shopping with my nephew but we did not walk, I drove. Nevertheless, I walked around pushing our heavy cart and then lifted each box and paper bag yo load in the trunk. So I guess it was an exercise for me too.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Feb 16
If you park your car far away, that will increase the number of steps taken too. I think if you play game with your nephew, you will get enough exercise.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@scheng1 right. Lol
@rakski (2593)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
yes doing grocery is an exercise. but for us women, it is a kind of happy exercise. that is a heavy load for sure.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Feb 16
If you are going to buy rice for the whole family, that sure is heavy. Over here, many people do not cook often, so rice is sold in 1 kg to 10 kg pack.
@blitzfrick (2997)
• United States
13 Feb 16
Grocery shopping, housework, laundry, gardening and yard work are things that wear me out and make me sore and tired. I think it would be nice to make (or have) a bunch of money and hire people to do those things.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Feb 16
I do not mind grocery shopping but I hate housework. I like to pay someone else to do the housework though my family prefers to save the money.
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@Kboy26 (149)
• Columbia, South Carolina
13 Feb 16
I would buy a personal grocery cart. There is no use in carrying all the groceries home when you can push them. In addition, it will save your arms as well. You will need the strength to put up the groceries when you get home to.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
14 Feb 16
I have tried it once, and I do not like it. The ground is uneven, and there are flight of stairs on the way home. It is more troublesome to drag the cart up the stairs than to use a backpack to put all the items.
@Kboy26 (149)
• Columbia, South Carolina
14 Feb 16
@scheng1 I did not think about stairs. I could see myself getting aggravated with the cart and the stairs.
@maezee (24512)
• United States
13 Feb 16
I agree with you totally. I have to do that later today. Although I know going to the gym is an important way to get a work out, it seems like so many things we do all the time give us a good workout - maybe comparable to the gym. Such as for example cleaning, which is what I did for a few hours yesterday! Enjoy your day.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
14 Feb 16
I just completed the housework before I come online. It sure is a good exercise, though I hate to do housework very much.
@youless (84715)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Feb 16
In fact there are many methods for us to do some exercises. Such as cleaning and mopping the floor can be a kind of exercise. Everyday I go to work and go home on foot, it is also my daily exercise. Sometimes we don't have to go to the gym if we really want to do exercises and stay healthy.