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 Gift suggestions for someone who needs to walk more. 
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 Re: A puppy ?
Anna Banana wrote:
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Dogs need to be walked at least twice a day.....


My brother and I have tossed that idea around for years. But my mother would MURDER us.


I was going to say a dog too but someone beat me to it. Then again I have read that getting a dog as a gift is a bad idea. It is a life changing commitment and not everyone is prepared for that.

I would offer to walk with him. Then you will be getting him out and spending time together.


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Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. I do think "bribing" him is going to be my best bet for getting him out and about.

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One more suggestion - don't let him sign up for any forums ;)
Yikes, my fingers are doing more walking than I am :roll:

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I also vote for geocaching--it definitely works for my kids, and I know it motivates lots of adults too! It's a great way to break up a longer hike into more immediate "goals". What's fun is to check out geocaching.com and see all the caches hidden in places you've already hiked right past!


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No one has suggested hiking poles? You can find some pretty cheap ones at Walmart.
Great for stability, ease on the knees, and keeps the upper body moving too.

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Thank you for information sharing, it useful to me.

Well, great work! You have helped me to improve my knowledge about this field. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Anna- One positive thing I have done with my mom is to go with her. One thing I have done wrong with my mom is to push her too much too soon. I remember one day taking her up Gorham Mt. in Acadia- a very easy hike- but for someone who had stopped smoking, was overweight, had not hiked & walked only a bit- it was extremely frustrating for her at times. I kept urging her on- but I went too fast and got frustrated with having to keep waiting. In turn she did not want to hike anything with me for quite some time.

Start with something that you think is easier than easy and be patient. Maybe start with more of a nature walk rather than a hike. I love the idea of including a geocache, or plant/bird ID. Hiking poles also make it easier on those stressed out joints. Good luck!

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