35 Simple Ways to Take More Steps Every Day
Howdy! I hope everyone’s week is going great. Mine has been extra busy, but good. I can’t lie, though, I’m really ready for this weekend to get here.
Did any of you set goals at the beginning of the year to take more steps? Most people realize how important being active is, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. It can especially be hard for those of us sitting at a desk all day. It takes making a conscious effort to be fit and get up off your booty! To stay motivated, I’ve come up with 35 simple ways to take more steps every day.
Last month, I shared the top 10 health benefits of walking and talked about my Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. Not only is walking for an extended amount of time important, but it can also be beneficial to walk for short spurts of time and it can be way easier than you think. There are so many ways to incorporate more movement into your day. No excuses- use this guide to get up and go!
- Walk in place watching TV, cooking, or folding clothes.
- Carry in groceries one bag at a time.
- Park at the far end of the parking lot.
- Make one last loop around the outside of the grocery store before you check out.
- Walk around your house when you’re talking on the phone.
- Use the restroom the farthest from your office or where ever you are.
- Leave the remote control by the television, so you have to get up to get it to change the channel.
- Walk around the park when your kids are at soccer practice.
- Walk the dog.
- Play tag with the kids.
- Take the stairs.
- Walk around the entire mall or store before you start shopping.
- Set a timer, and each time it goes off walk for 5 or 10 minutes.
- Challenge your family, friends, or coworkers to see who can take the most steps in a work week.
- Vacuum and clean your house.
- Get up and walk to your coworker’s desk when you have something to say, rather than just sending an e-mail.
- Save 15 minutes from your lunch break to walk before heading back to your desk.
- Track your steps with a pedometer and set goals for yourself.
- Schedule time to walk for exercise.
- Listen to an audio book while you walk.
- Walk to the store, post office, school, and/or work. (if possible).
- Mow the grass, with a push mower.
- Listen to music while you walk.
- Don’t go to bed until you’ve reached your goal.
- Clear the dinner table one plate at a time.
- Put on some music and dance or take a dancing class.
- Go window shopping.
- Explore your city, by foot.
- Sign up for a 5k or 10k
- Go for a hike.
- Load your own groceries.
- Use a small glass or water bottle that you have to get up to refill often.
- Mop the floor.
- Get new walking shoes.
- Rake and mow your yard.
I’m a huge advocate for wearable fitness trackers. You may think you’re getting said amount of steps when in reality you’re not even coming close to the recommended 10,000 steps per day. It’s also a simple reminder to take the steps, the longer route or just get up and move around. As a very active person, but someone who has a desk job; I was pretty shocked that on days I didn’t work out, I was no where near 10,000 steps. Wearing the Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker has been an amazing motivator and makes me want to get on my feet as much as possible.
The Omron Alvita Wireless Tracker records regular steps, aerobic steps, distance and calories burned so you can set realistic goals and check progress along the way.
Be sure to take advantage of #WalkOutWednesday. This is the perfect opportunity to be active and stay fit. Hit the pavement with your friends and family, on Wednesday or any day, and take as many steps as you can!
Something to think about….
Do you have any goals for getting a certain number of steps daily?
Have you ever tried wearing an activity tracker for extra motivation?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Omron. The opinions and text are all mine.