Workout While You Work

Do you spend your workday behind a desk or on your feet? At the end of each shift does your activity tracker read 2,000 steps or 10,000 steps?  It is important to note what your average daily step count is, as that determines your body’s baseline.  What does that mean?  It means if your body is used to walking 10,000 steps a day, you need to pass that baseline number in order to reap the benefits.

To add a little pep-in-your-step and push past your daily baseline, try these activities at work or during your next break. Remeber, every step counts!

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1. If you live near work, walk instead of drive. If you ride the bus or the subway, get off a few blocks early and walk the rest of the way. If you drive to work, park at the far end of the parking lot and take ​a few extra steps.
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2. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
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2. If you dine out for lunch, walk to the restaurant. If you bring your lunch, take a quick walk around the building after you eat.
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4. Take a walk with your coworker during your break.
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5. Stand up and take a walk during phone calls.

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