These days it seems like everyone is wearing a health tracker like Oura or Fitbit to help motivate them to move more, sleep better and even meditate daily. With all this newfound motivation and data available – do you still need ideas about how to make it happen? Here are some simple tips to take more steps in a day, no matter what your goal is.
Always choose the longest route
Whether it’s on your way to work, a meeting, or the gym, choose the longest and most scenic route there. Get off the subway a stop early. Park the car as far away as possible. Take the stairs, not the elevator.
Stop ordering in
Instead of getting lunch delivered, make take a walk to pick it up (more steps and gets you out of the office!). Take a brisk walk in the fresh air before hitting your lunch spot, even if it’s your desk, and add in a little extra loop on your way whenever you can.
Make walking a part of your date
Catching up with a friend or your partner doesn’t always have to mean sitting at a bar sipping wine! Try an active date such as bowling, ping pong, a walk in the park, exploring a new neighborhood, a game of tennis, or whatever your surroundings allow for. In addition to keeping you on your feet, you get to actually experience something fun and healthy together which is nurturing for the relationship in and of itself!