Emilee Speaks: 30 Easy Ways to Get More Daily Steps

Monday, February 13, 2017

30 Easy Ways to Get More Daily Steps

As we're moving further into February a lot of people will have already abandoned their resolutions and goals.  Fitness related goals are the number one resolutions made each year, and usually the first to go.  Today I'm going to offer up some awesome advice and tips to help you keep your goals!
One of the easiest ways to get more active is simply moving!  Make sure that you're getting your steps in for the day.  As a blogger, some times it's really difficult for me to do this since so much of my day is spent in front of a computer.  So I compiled a list of ways to get more steps in and get myself moving!

30 Easy Ways to Get More Daily Steps
||1} Dance it out! I recommend turning on some hip-hop and do your thing.  Don't worry, no one's watching.
||2} Pace when you're making dinner.
||3} Vacuum more.
||4} Park further away from entrances.
||5} Stop using your remote.  Get up and walk to the tv.
||6} Stuck on a long call?  Walk around!
||7} Walk around the grocery store a few times before you start your shopping.
||8} Stopping for the Starbucks you crave?  Park and go inside, don't go through the drive-thru.
||9} Take your pup on a walk.  Great bonding time for you and Fido.  
||10} Do NOT go to bed until you've met your goal.  Walk around and pick up the day's clutter before bed to help get more steps in.
||11} Don't skip through commercials, get up and walk in place or around your home.
||12} If you need to go somewhere that is less than a mile away... WALK.
||13} Pace around while brushing your teeth or blow drying your hair.
||14} Go to the mall and window shop while doing laps.
||15} If you have stairs, go up and down them a few times before you have a snack.
||16} While out running errands, walk around your car a few times before getting back in.
||17} Play fetch with your dog and run around with them.
||18} Pace around while your morning coffee is brewing.  
||19} Set an alarm to get up and move every 30mins.
||20} Take your dog on a walk around the block every potty break instead of just opening the door and letting them go in the backyard (I live in an apartment and I don't have a yard.  When I adopted my pup, my steps doubled daily because of potty walks).
||21} ALWAYS take the stairs.
||22} Bring your groceries in one bag at a time.
||23} Challenge your friends on FitBit, make it a game!
||24} Choose the bathroom furthest away.  You can do this in an office building that you work at or at home.  We have 3 bathrooms and I always go to the bathroom furthest from where I am.
||25} Wash your car by hand.
||26} Go on a walk on your lunch break.
||27} Do the laundry more often.
||28} Pick a word or "thing" that happens in your favorite show often and get up and walk around your couch 3 times every time it happens.
||29} Get a FitBit or some other step tracker.  You'd be really surprised how motivating that can be. I love my FitBit and the new bands I recently got for them. 
||30} Decide right here right now that you're worth and make a plan to utilize these tips.  Put them in your planner and do it!

I have found that these 30 things have really helped me get more steps and more activity in my day.  You don't have to go on hour long walks every day (though that'd be great!), just find ways to MOVE while you're doing your ordinary tasks throughout the day.
Hope this helps!  Happy walking!

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