Getting in Steps – Part 3 of 3

Getting in Steps – Part 3 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:

At work:

  • Park farther from the door and walk farther to work
  • Take several 10-minute walks during the day
  • Choose the farthest entrance to your building, then walk the long way to your office
  • Host “walking” meetings – ask coworkers to complete your next meeting while walking around the office building (inside or outside)
  • Walk to a restroom, water fountain, or copy machine on a different floor
  • Take a longer route to your meeting
  • Walk a few laps on your floor during breaks, or go outside and walk around the block
  • Walk during your lunch break
  • Walk to a colleague’s office rather than calling or sending email
  • Take 5-minute walking breaks from your computer
  • Park farther away in the morning and when you go to lunch
  • Take the stairs rather than the elevator or the escalator
  • Start a break-time walking club with your co-workers
  • Walk while using a speaker or cordless phone
  • Get up and move at least once every 30 minutes