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Exercise Your Political Power and Walk the Vote

It is election day here in the US, and it is time to exercise your political power. I suggest walking to your polling station to exercise your body a bit too. If you have to stand and wait in a long line, the walk will be good for your metabolism, since being sedentary slows down your calorie burning potential. The A-Listers of Hollywood urge you to get out and vote, too.

Anxious about the results? Don't just sit around glued to the TV this evening. Calm your body with a good cardio session or at least use your TV time to stretch.

Did you walk to your polling station? Let me know in the comments section below.


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graylen graylen 8 years
I did walk! I rarely walk in my neighborhood, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that my polling place was just under half a mile from my house. It was nice to move a bit before work rather than just getting in my car and going straight to sit at a desk all day!
KMattes KMattes 8 years
I walked! About a mile there and back. And Starbucks is right across the street from my poling place, so I ducked in for me free iced coffee! And no lines at my poling place either, woohoo!
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I am doing a serious amount of pacing and picking up my house as I watch the election results. By tomorrow morning my house will be spotless.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
It's illegal here in CA too. We called to have them removed last night but the church just moved the signs a lil ways over from the voting site, still viewable to the voters and one still has to walk by them on the sidewalk. boo :(
mtiger mtiger 8 years
Sonia, in my state you're not allowed to have voting propaganda at voting sites...weird. Anyway, I voted but I didn't walk there...the church where I voted is across a HUGE intersection, and I don't feel comfortable walking there. Plus, I had to get to work right after!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
went to cycle this morning, came home, changed, walked down to the voting place at the local church and dropped off my ballot. sadly, i had to walk by proposition propoganda on their lawns. though I swung my feet at them in mock kicks and that warmed me up a bit :)
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I'm going after work planning to walk there (about a mile) and run home.
chameleon7 chameleon7 8 years
I wasn't planning on walking it, but when I found out where it was I did. Like jmolea01 and jenniferjane, my was at a library kind of around the corner and near one of my walking route. The line was a lot shorter than I thought it would be.
jmolea01 jmolea01 8 years
I walked! My polling place was a library on the corner of my block. Voter #168! :-)
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I forgot to say I'll probably do some exercise today anyway just to get rid of stress.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I could have walked there, but I wanted to get it done and over with as quickly as possible and couldn't deal with taking even longer to get there.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
There's not much choice out here, it's NYC.
jenniferjane jenniferjane 8 years
My polling place is right on my running route! I tucked my license and voter registration card into my shoe (just in case) and ran there! It felt great to pull the lever for Obama!!
trackstar trackstar 8 years
I walked.. the lines were long! but I voted!!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Unfortunately for this idea, my polling place was only two blocks away this morning, but I plan on going for a run later since I'm up early and don't have too much to do the rest of the day.
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