Something as simple as wearing a pedometer can give HUGE results. This handy little bit of technology can be purchased for under $20.00! Clip it on for a few days to give you can idea of how much you are walking in a day. Aim to add a 1,000 extra steps to your average to work up to 10,000 steps a day. Once you hit 10,000, aim for higher!
Here are a few great ways to get in more steps in your day….
Step in place while you watch TV
Park farther away
Take the stairs
Get on the treadmill for 15 minutes
Walk around the block
Go to your basement or upstairs in your home and few extra times in the day
Walk around your house while talking on the phone
While grocery shopping, instead of walking down each side by side aisle, go the long way…pick aisles that are the furthest distance from each other!
In the winter, walk the mall (try not to shop too much!)
Take the kids for a walk to the park and play with them!
Walk the dog!
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing you have to go big or go home when it comes to staying active. Stepping 10,000 steps a day is a great way to not only lose weight and inches, but to keep those unwanted pounds from piling back on!
Anyone else have any ideas?