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Shop ‘Til You Drop

by | 18th, March 2004

‘DO you know why supermarkets put things you want so far apart from each other? Well, it’s for your own good.

The start of the Woolies-M&S marathon

A study by Woolworths says that shoppers rack up 133 miles a year trudging round the shops. That, says the paper, is the equivalent of walking from London to Nottingham.

What’s more, the Sun reports that each trip to the shops burns off around 193 calories, which roughly equates to a hot cross bun or a pint of bitter.

And this is good news for shoppers who did not think that popping out of the house to buy groceries constituted a keep-fit regime.

The report also notes that most people are taking between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day while shopping, which make up a sizeable chunk of the 10,000 ‘healthy ideal’.

And things can only get better if shoppers can stop driving cars and carry their shopping back home on the backs in the manner of mules.

They will then be fitter and healthier than ever and so able to live longer and shop more.

As they say on the 9:15 to Sheffield: ‘Pack up your veg in your old kit bag and slim, slim, slim!”

Posted: 18th, March 2004 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink