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Aretha Franklin Says She Loves to Exercise in Walmart and Kmart


Aretha’s RecordsWhere does a music legend go to get a little exercise?  If you’re Aretha Franklin, you think retail.

“I walk super stores — Walmart and Kmart…Yeah, I walk all of them,” the Queen of Soul revealed on Wednesday’s Live with Kelly and Michael.

If you’re thinking Franklin would be recognized by other shoppers, you’re right.  The singer said people often try to come up to her and talk while she’s walking, “but I really don’t like to break my stride when I’m walking so I just change aisles.”

Aretha, who turned 72 this year, said exercise is a lifestyle change she made after some recent health issues.  Another lifestyle change: overcoming her fear of flying.  “It won’t be too long.  I think by the end of the summer,” she said of when she’ll travel by airplane again.

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