Mostly, I avoid the conveniences to which we have become so accustomed.
There's a Walmart, a Target, a Home Depot, and 2 supermarkets less than 3 miles from my house. In the Summer I often walk or cycle to the stores for small items. I often make that my cardio for the day.
When driving to the store, I park as far from the entrance as possible.
I use stairs instead of elevators or escalators, whenever possible.
I go up and down the stairs a lot...because I forget what I went for! Walk briskly around the very large supermarket -- sometimes go up & down all the aisles. Offer to "get" items for DH -- a habit since he's had 3 knee surgeries. He offers to do it himself, but I say, "I need the steps."
I don't watch TV, so I have more time to move around, walk down & back up the mtn. road at night. TV takes up a lot of free time, so I have a lot of extra time available to move.
"If the problem isn't hunger, then food isn't the solution."
Little things add up. When you go to pick up the mail take a five to ten minute walk. If you are going shopping park the car a few blocks away. You can make your own lunch, and either save the time you would of spent ordering, or going to purchase the food, and instead eat your lunch 20+ mins. ahead of your scheduled time, and then walk, take the stairs, window shop etc ...or do errands on your allotted lunch break. :)
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I find that wearing my running shoes all the time makes a big difference. If I'm getting a mental fog at work, I'll go for a 10 minute fast walk instead of a coffee, and I've just started walking to the train station instead of driving which adds a half hour of walking everyday (and like you said saves gas - the short trips seem to use it up a lot faster).
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