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Super Creative Ways to Get 20K Every Day!
OK, so you might be surprised (and dismayed) that the “active” lifestyle you thought you were living turns out to be only 3,000 or 4,000 steps. Don’t let that get you down, let that be your motivation! Work towards 5K, then 7,500. Little by little, you can do it!
No matter what your goal is, we have a list of some creative ways you might not have thought about to increase those steps and get you to the next level. Keep reading and find out how you can step up your game and add more steps!
1. Don’t Stand, Pace!
When you are talking on your phone, pace. Anytime you are standing around waiting, pace. Waiting for your doctor’s appointment? Pace! (Go outside if you must)
2. Walk in Place
When you can’t actually pace, walk in place. Standing in line for the ladies room? Simply march in place. Anytime you are waiting in line, just march in place. OK, so you might get some strange looks, but who cares?
3. Walk on Your Coffee Break
Don’t sit at the table to drink your coffee, walk around the halls or in circles around your office, or walk back and forth in the lunch room. If you can, walk outside, just down to the end of the block and back. Remember, all those little steps add up big time!
4. Walk after Dinner
Whenever you can (weather permitting, of course) take a walk with your spouse, your kids, your dog, your neighbor, or your best friend after dinner. Even if it’s just 20 or 30 minutes, you will be surprised at how that little walk adds up at the end of the day, not to mention how good the fresh air and sunshine makes you feel!
5. Less than 1 Mile? Walk!
Many of us live less than a mile away from places we visit regularly; the dry cleaners, the corner market, the coffee shop, or the post office. From now on, make a commitment that if a location is less than a mile away, you are going to walk there instead of drive or hop on the bus or take a taxi. Now, sometimes this isn’t always possible. No one expects you to carry a 50 pound bag of dog food ½ a mile back home, but most of us just pop down to the store to get a half gallon of milk or a cup of coffee and the morning paper. If you walk to and from a store that is about 1 mile away, you can add as many as 6,000 steps in just one day with that one walk!
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