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posted: 7/18/2014 5:01 AM

Get your exercise: Walk across campus

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Harper College will soon open a parking garage so that students and staff can avoid walking from the more distant parking lots to their classes on the modest-size campus, according to a July 7 article. As both a former member of the staff and also a student, I agree that on cold, wintry days I've had more pleasant walking workouts at an enclosed mall or the gym, but I hardly found the brisk walk unbearable. I've never considered exercise fun; rather, I consider it a necessary part of being a health-conscious nutritionist.

Most students are cash strapped and time crunched. I wonder if they are smart enough to realize this is one time they can multi-task effectively: Engage in weight-bearing exercise, rev their metabolism and reduce their stress level easily as they hike to class.

Perhaps they should think twice before they shrink their savings and grow their debt.

Audrey Beauvais

Arlington Heights

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