Are you making enough footprints each day? Think about it. For the majority of the day are you sitting or walking? Most people (due to jobs) sit and are sedentary for the majority of the day. You may think that you do not have the time or energy to increase the number of steps you take per day; however, a little goes a long way. What I mean is there are little, easy, changes that you can implement to add steps to your everyday routine.
First, take the stairs. Not only will you increase the number of steps you take but you will get the added bonus of stepping up which is great for strengthening the lower body. And, hey if you work on the 75th or even the 10th floor just get off the elevator a few floors early and continually add a floor each week.
Second, park further away at the grocery store, mall, or anywhere there is a parking lot. Besides the added steps you will gain you won’t have to keep circling the parking lot for 15 minutes trying to obtain the “perfect” spot.
Third, turn leisure time into walking time. Grab a friend, neighbor, spouse, or loved one and go for a stroll around the block on evenings and weekends. Just adding a 10 to 15 minute walk most days of the week can add up to an hour or more of walking.
Remember, no matter what your fitness level or age there is always time to add walking into your life. So, improve the quality of your life today by following these three easy tips. Happy Walking!