5 WAYS TO WALK MORE WITHOUT NOTICING
If you know how to build more steps into your life, it can be easy to hit 10,000 (or 15,000 if you’re ambitious!) every single day—even during the holiday season. These tips will help.
It won’t tell you outright, but you can tell that it’s deeply disappointed. You might be disappointed, too — but luckily, increasing your daily amount of walking might be easier than you think, and the health benefits are powerful – even just 30 minutes of walking per day has been shown to help you live longer. These tips below will help.
Make Walking Social
Are you in the habit of meeting your best friend at the bar? Take a walk instead. Visiting with family? Take a walk. Planning a Tinder date? You know what’s next: Take a walk! Turning walking into a social outing is a great way to make it more fun.
Sure, it’s easier to let Fido out into the yard three times a day, but you’re cheating yourself out of those valuable steps. If you’ve got a four-legged friend, consider taking daily walks. Your pet will live longer and so will you.
Stick to the Half-Mile Rule
Whether it’s a quick trip to the store or out to meet a friend, hit Google Maps before you go. Map the distance from your house to the destination and if it’s less than a half of a mile, it’s walking distance. A half-mile walk takes about 10 minutes—and can add 1,500 steps!
Switch Up Your Commute
Walking to work just isn’t possible for some people, but even taking public transportation instead of driving has been shown to reduce your waistline. If you can take a bus or walk to work, give it a try on a particularly sunny fall day.
Drink More WaterThis may seem like a weird trick, but seriously, it works. Keep a water cup on your desk at work, and try to down it and refill it every hour. Not only will you be getting up to hit the water cooler, you’ll also be walking to the bathroom a lot more. And trust us: Those little trips really add up.
With these easy ideas, you’ll never have to face a disappointed fitness tracker again. Get walking!
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