I have found myself doing things like this ever since I joined SparkPeople. I have young kids as well, so it's not always easy finding time to get some "proper" exercise in. However, I have found a couple of ways to get some extra walking in, which really helps me to meet my goal of at least 15,000 steps per day. One is when I'm hanging laundry out on the clothesline: instead of taking the basket with me as I move down the line, I keep the basket in one spot, which forces me to walk further and further to put each item up on the line. I can easily get a few hundred extra steps in this way, which really adds up.
The other is during my son's soccer practices and games: instead of taking a chair along and sitting on it, I walk back and forth along the side of the field, following the action. An added benefit of doing this is that it allows me to take better pictures by being closer to everything.
- 7/9/2010 10:05:32 AM