Ten thousand steps tend to be the recommended number of steps a person should aim for in a day. However, if you’re like most of us that goal can sometimes seem very far-fetched. To make it even worse a lot of us have desk jobs or long commute hours that do not help the situation.
We are going to help you make that 10,000-step goal a little more reachable. Here are 20 easy ways to reach your step goal.
1. Park your car away
Park your car towards the back of the parking lot to get in a few more steps.
2. Clean your house
Vacuuming your house will give you some extra steps.
3. Walk during lunch
Take a shorter lunch break to walk around the block.
4. Take the long way
When walking in a store or outside, take the long way back.
5. March in place
March in place when brushing your teeth.
6. Move every hour
Get up and move at least once an hour.
7. Have a dance party
There is no shame in blasting your music and having a dance party in your bedroom.
8. Walk the dog
Take your dog on a nice walk.
9. Walk to the store
If you live a few blocks away then walk to the store.
10. Get off a stop early
Get off the metro or the bus one stop early.
11. Play with kids
Playing with kids is a fun way to get in some more steps.
12. After dinner walks
Start doing nightly strolls after dinner.
13. March while watching TV
March in place when watching TV or at least during the commercials.
14. Take a lap around the store
Take an extra lap around the grocery store.
Pace when talking on the phone.
16. Go shopping
Take a walk around your mall or go window shopping downtown.
17. Take more trips
When unloading the car take multiple trips.
18. Use the restroom
When at work or even at home go to the restroom that is the farthest away.
19. Yard work
Mow your grass, plant flowers, or rake the leaves.
20. No drive-thru
Avoid the drive-thru at the bank, coffee place, or lunch spot.