Like many of you, my wife and I LOVE our FitBits. I gave one to my wife last year for Mother’s Day and she has not stopped walking since!
Some of her sisters also got FitBits and they usually have a competition going on to see who can get the most steps in a day or even the most steps in a week.
Observing all the crazy things that she does to get more steps got me thinking . . . I bet that there are many of you on-board with this FitBit craze and would be interested in learning ways to sneak in more steps to your day!
Without further adieu, here are some ideas to help get you more steps each day:
I was actually invited onto Studio 5 (local lifestyle show) to talk about this exact thing!
You can check out the segment right here…
1. Go for a walk (or two or three walks!)
Every step counts . . . whether it’s a quick lap around the block after dinner or a late night walk with your friend, just get moving. You could even get a dog who loves to go for walks everyday so that you have someone to hold you accountable.
2.Too cold to go walk outside? Walk inside!
Here is a 2 Mile Indoor Walk you can do in your living room. There are no excuses!
3. Walk and talk.
Any time you make a phone call, walk in place. Also, whenever you are checking your Instagram or Facebook feed on your phone, be up and walking! I was checking my email on my phone the other day and got in 400 steps in a matter of minutes!
4. Get up once an hour.
If you are at work, set an alarm or reminder once an hour to remind you to get up and walk around for 2-3 minutes. Like I said before, every step counts!
5. Take the farthest parking spot.
When you go to the grocery story or shopping mall, park in the farthest parking stall possible and get some more steps in!
6. Watch and walk . . .
My wife usually takes a couple of minutes each day to catch up on Jimmy Fallon from the night before or watch an old Friends’ episode, but she doesn’t sit and watch, she is up and walking! Walking in place is very effective when trying to get more steps.
7. Clean Up, One Thing At A Time
It’s always nice to multi-task and so my wife will clean and walk at the same time . . . however, in an effort to get more steps, she will clean up just one item at a time. For example, our washing machine is in the basement and our bedrooms are on the top floor so she will bring the laundry up one piece at a time, taking about 70 steps with each trip up and down the stairs. The cleaning is getting done (even if it is a little slower than usual!) and she is getting in a ton of steps.
8. Try Zumba!
My wife loves to start her day off with Zumba. Not only does it burn insane calories, but it gives you a lot of steps! Check out these 10 FREE Zumba workouts you can do at home!
9. March in place while you brush your teeth.
You should be brushing AT LEAST twice a day (right?!), so why not use that dedicated time to squeeze in a couple more steps?
10. Challenge your friends and family.
Seriously, there is no faster way to get more steps in than when you are competing against someone else! Grab a buddy and get walking!
Looking for some more workouts that will give you more steps?
Check out these ones:
Indoor Jogging Workout
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