Parking in the back is a habit I picked up from my mum and it drives my husband CRAZY! My mum hates crowds and growing up she always parked way in the back of a store or parking lot so that she didn’t have to deal with congestion.


I do this EVERYWHERE. I did the math, and parking in the back makes me walk an extra 20 metres a day. I go to the gym at lunch and so have to do that walk four times a day, this adds up to about 11 miles a year! When I go to the mall, movies, anywhere, I always park in the back. It avoids crowds and it gives me a little extra activity every day.

It’s small habits like these that contribute to good health. So stop driving around to find a place as close to the door as possible, park in the back and walk!

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  • Lisa @ The Skinny on Health January 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This is such a smart fit tip!!! I love it! 🙂 I take the bus so I feel like I get the effects of this little tip without driving a car. 😉

    Also, your link on my site is to the picture, not the post. Maybe try linking up again with the URL to this post so everyone else can come see and comment?!

    Thanks for linking up!


    • Betty LIVIN January 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Hey Lisa! Back in my City dwelling days I got so much walking in by taking the bus, in heels no less! Ha ha!

      I’ll fix that link right away! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


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