Recently was given a Fitbit Flex as a gift. What a wonderful hot pink gift it is. I was curious just as to how many steps I was doing a day. Let’s just say, no where near the recommended 10,000 glorious steps they say we should be doing for an healthy active person.
I set out to reach this 10,000 steps a day goal. My first day I reached 3,100 steps, day 2-5502, Day3-7037, Day 4-10,044, Day 5-10,468. See it takes sometime to work towards that 10,000 a day. Like with anything, set small goals until you reach your big goal.
Here are some of the things that I do to try and reach my 10,000 steps a day.
Once I get up in the morning, I try to stay on my feet, while getting dress, breakfast, lunch prepare etc. That is showing about 200 or so steps before leaving the house.
Most of the day I am at the front desk for about 8 hours with minimal steps. I try to stand and walk in the area of the desk, just to get the extra steps in. I started parking further from the employee entrance so that I can reach at least 2,000 steps at work.
When I am home, on Tuesday & Thursday we have the workout group, so I get in great steps then. If I am not at workout, I still do a 3 mile indoor walk, a few Wii Just dances, and line dancing to get my steps in.
Other ways to get your steps in:
Walking the dog, washing your car, taking steps, dancing, walking in place while watching TV, taking a walk around the block, walk in the park, zumba, Wii, Just Dance etc.
Are you getting in your steps?