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Readers Respond: How I Sneak in More Steps Per Day

Responses: 6


Updated July 15, 2012

Researchers tell us that it is important to keep moving throughout the day and to find ways to sneak in more steps. Whether you're working toward a goal of 10,000 steps per day or just trying to keep from being completely inactive, what is your tip for making yourself move more often throughout the day?

What a great idea

Ok I can't add much but WOW! The simple idea of walking while talking on the phone - brilliant! I mean I'm a woman so I can multi task lol. Waiting for the microwave isn't bad either, but love the phone idea.
—Guest Nicole


Work doing landscaping, if u trim 9 hours a day thats abut 60000 steps a day I take. Then I go jogging 2.5 miles every other day. Do the math. Health at its finest
—Guest Dylon

Add more steps..

by walking while you are talking on the phone. I do a circuit from my family room, kitchen, dining room, then living room. Keeps circling until you complete your call. The steps really rack up especially if it's a long phone call! I also march in place while watching tv. You can get a really good workout watching a sitcom!
—Guest glasgowgal

Walk the building

Use your break time at work to walk the building. I go downstairs, walk the bottom floor, go back upstairs and walk the top floor. Ten minutes later, I'm back at my desk working.
—Guest Rebecca

to add steps

March in place while you wait for the microwave to heat your lunch/dinner.

more steps...

Walk to STARBUCKS when you have a break or lunch...ONLY get coffee or tea.
—Guest Joan

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