Getting in Steps – Part 2 of 3

Getting in Steps – Part 2 of 3

I love wearing my pedometer. It helps me keep track of how many steps I’m taking throughout the day. It’s also an incentive to get out and walk since I know I’ll have to look at that number at night to see how well I’ve done during the day. I found some really helpful tips from Bayer on how to get in more steps and added a few of my own (next week: At Work):
On the Town:

Avoid elevators – try the stairs instead

  • Return your grocery cart to the store
  • Walk the escalator, don’t ride
  • Walk, don’t drive, for trips less than one mile
  • Walk at the airport while waiting for your plane and avoid the people movers
  • Avoid the drive-through. Instead, walk inside
  • Hike some of your local trails
  • Take a walk while your kids are playing sports
  • Plan active weekends (longer walks, scenic hikes, playing in the park)
  • Play golf without an electric cart
  • Take a walk and pick up litter for your neighborhood or in a park