Wednesday, March 12, 2014
...because I am retired, live in a rather small home and it is just my husband and me I don't get a lot of passive steps. There just isn't a lot to clean and since there is still several feet of snow outside I can't even just walk around the yard right now.
I knew I needed more steps so first I committed to walking five laps around my house after visiting the bathroom each time. While that isn't a huge amount of steps, about 250, doing it just five times a day gave me an additional 1,000 steps.
While I do get steps through exercise I still needed an easy way to add more so decided while we were watching DVD episodes of Downton Abbey to march in place for 10 minutes during each episode.
I've stayed committed to doing these quick 10 minute marches during several programs a day and found I can add about an hour of walking to my step goal.
That made me think of how Chris Downie the founder of this site encourages 10 minutes of exercise and it hit me, perhaps he didn't mean just once a day!
I've been meeting my FitBit step goal and will soon increase my goal as the weather allows for outdoor walks...I can't wait!