- Written by Robyn Holder Robyn Holder
- Published: 10 April 2016 10 April 2016
It is a well documented fact that healthier people m-o-v-e more. A recent study showed that women in the United States walk an average of 4,912 steps each day. The figure of 10,000 steps per day is what experts recommend each of us try to get in to maintain our good health. Easier said than done? Probably. But, if you are looking to incorporate more movement into your day, try some of these tips.
- Walk while you chat. When you are on the phone, stand up and walk around your office, cubicle, kitchen or family room. If you walk outside while on your cell phone, keep an eye on the ground so you don’t fall!
- Move during commercials. When an advertisement comes on, get off the couch and move around…just not toward the kitchen…
- Skip the Drive-through. Park your car and go inside the store, restaurant or bank. An easy way to add steps to your day!
- Drink more water. You’ll have to get up to use the restroom more often.
- Wear a pedometer. This is a simple thing, but tracking your steps can lead to a 27% increase in physical activity. Many people are wearing electronic tracking devices and these can be tremendously helpful. However, I don’t automatically recommend them until I know a person’s overall health. I’ve been reading some interesting information about the vibration levels and electromagnetic fields these devices can omit, so I’m cautious. Contact me if you’d like to read more about this.
Think of a few ways on your own to add movement to your day – you may add years to your life! And you will increase your vitality!