We all know that sitting for long periods of time isn’t good for our health. If you have a desk job there might some stuff you can do to keep you healthy while you sit. For those that don’t move around that much, why not try nano workouts while you do everyday tasks.
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Use a pedometer is a device that counts the number of steps you take. It records each time the hips move up and down. You can use a pedometer watch or an app. Aim to check it a few times each day to see your progress. If you’re short on steps, it might motivate you to take a walk during your lunch break or an after-dinner stroll. (I use an apple watch even though I heard the tracking is off I still walk enough throughout the day.)
Grocery shopping? Make an extra tour around the perimeter aisles before checking out.
Use the restroom one floor down (or up) at work instead of heading for the one just down the hall.
Hide the remote so you have to actually get up to change the channel. Better yet, turn off the TV.
Instead of fighting other drivers for that single open spot near the door, do your blood pressure a favor and park several rows away.
Walk around the block while your kid is taking dance class/playing soccer/whatever.
Get off the bus or subway one stop early.
March in place while brushing your teeth (go ahead and shut the door first if you’d like).
Going to the mailbox? Take a tour around the house first—then take the time to say hello to that chatty neighbor who flags you down.
Walk to the store when you’re only buying a few easy-to-carry items. (I walk to my grocery store because it’s about a 15-minute walk there, walking in the grocery store and back I average around 15,000 steps.)
Walk over to your coworker’s desk instead of e-mailing him/her. (If you live close enough and in a safe area for you to walk with sidewalks.)
Make it a nightly habit to go for an after-dinner stroll with the family.
Early for an appointment? Walk around the block instead of adding to your interminable time in the waiting room.
Take a daily afternoon “thinking” walk.
Walk around a room or outside (weather permitting) while chatting on the phone.
Walk your child to school instead of waiting in the endless carpool line (If your school is in walking distance and safe enough).
Instead of cooping yourself and your coworkers up in a stuffy conference room, make your next meeting a walking one.
Headed to the mall? Stroll the length of it once before you start buying—and scout the sales while you’re at it. (During the spring months before summer weather hits I will walk around the outside perimeter of the mall.)
Set the alarm on your computer to go off every hour or two, then take a quick tour around the floor (or even just a trip up and down the hall) when it does. (I do all of my work from home so I will get up about every 2 hours to stretch and get the blood flowing again.)
The Next time you have to run a couple of errands, park midway between your destinations and walk to them both. (I do this all the time when I go to the mall or the store).
Take a moonlit walk after dinner.
Instead of getting together with the girls for a stay-put meal, plan an evening of window-shopping or an afternoon of new-neighborhood scouting.
Whenever possible (and safe), take the scenic route!