9 Sneaky Ways to Walk More Every Day & Be Healthy
How to walk for health? Many fitness conscious individuals have started a 10,000 steps a day walking program. This is the minimum distance recommended by multiple global health authorities for internal and external physical fitness. To sedentary individuals, that would seem to be quite a large number, impossible to achieve.
However, it really isn’t.
How to Walk for Health
You are already walking somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 steps every day. Most adults walk at least 3,000 steps performing their ordinary daily routine. This means you probably only have to add 5,000 to 7,000 steps on a daily basis to hit your healthy goals. Here are a few sneaky ways you can walk more every day to help you hit your 10,000 steps a day goal. (Source)
1 – Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
2 – Park the farthest distance possible from your office or work location, instead of right up front.
3 – After you wake up in the morning, promise yourself you will not sit down until you get to work (obviously excluding driving your vehicle).
4 – Walk whenever you can instead of driving.
5 – Take a brisk 15-minute walk after lunch, especially if you are at work. (Source)
6 – Walk whenever possible on the job. This means walking to deliver a message instead of shooting out an email.
7 – Purchase a mini stepper for home and work.
8 – Time yourself. Any time you are sitting down for at least 30 minutes, get up and walk somewhere, even if it is just in your home.
9 – When you arrive home at the end of your workday, break out your smartphone and start walking. Call friends and family members while you are walking. This distracted type of walking helps you catch up with your loved ones while elevating your daily step count.
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