Get More Incidental Walking So You Lose Weight Easily
We’ve talked about things that you should be careful of when you’re doing a walking workout in the last article. Today we’re going to give you some more ideas about increasing your chance to walk more!
#1 Take the stairs.
Skip the elevator and escalators. Climbing upstairs burns almost 2 calories for each 10 steps.
#2 Park further away.
Walk or bike to work if possible. If the distance is too far or there’s no safe route, you can still choose a parking space that will enable you to squeeze in a brief hike before arriving at the office.
#3 Schedule work breaks.
Pause every half hour to stretch and move around. You could also make it a habit to use the restrooms and copy machines on the next floor instead of the ones by your desk.
#4 Stand and dial.
Think about how many minutes you spend talking on the phone each day. You can easily spend a lot more time on your feet if you pace around while you’re checking on your children or reaching out to clients.
#5 Find a buddy.
Walking with others can be fun. Invite family and friends along or join a local hiking group. If you have a dog, you have a companion who would love to join you at the park.
Walking is so simple but does so much for your health and fitness. In addition to burning more calories, you strengthen your muscles and condition your heart with each extra step you take. Make walking a regular part of your workout program and daily routines.