It doesn’t really take much to stay healthy and reduce the risk of serious illnesses. Because experts are certain: a healthy diet and 10,000 steps a day are enough. But most of us drive to work by car or public transport, sit there for eight hours and then drive home. So where exactly should you incorporate so many steps? Here comes the solution:
1. Into The Analog World
Do you like having groceries or drugstore products delivered to your home? Sure, that saves a lot of time and nerves, but it also saves steps. Walking through the aisles of supermarkets and shops is definitely better in terms of movement than lying on the sofa and clicking products into the shopping cart. From the cheese counter to the frozen food and back to the vegetable section – that will drive your number of steps up.
2. Drink Water By The Glass
In work, get up and run a lap every 30 minutes. The best movement activator is water. And this is how the water method works: Don’t put a bottle on your desk, put a glass of water on your desk. Every time the jar is empty, go to the kitchen and refill it. This will keep you active and hydrated at the same time. Plus, you’ll have to go to restroom more often, which will add extra steps to your routine.
3. Better Too Early Than Too Late
Do you take the bus to work or the city on the weekend? Then always get off one station earlier and walk the last stage. Even if you drive your car, you cannot park in a parking lot directly at the destination.
Our tip: Count your steps. Some smartphones have a permanently installed health tracker, but an additional app can also be helpful. A pedometer on your wrist or in your pocket also helps if you want to reach your goal of 10,000 steps.