While waiting for a bus, I walk back an forth in front of the stop, instead of standing in place or sitting down. Some days it translates into a 10-15 minute walk or more because the bus doesn't show or is late. Walking also allows you to focus on something other then when the bus will come. Keeps me calm and focused.
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To get my exercise into my work day, I walk home from the bus stop. If I transfer buses and walk home from the closer bus stop, it takes me 15 minutes, but if I want a longer workout, I don't transfer buses and walk home from there. That takes me a half hour.
I was getting frustrated when something in my daily routine would get me off track from getting in all the steps I wanted for that day. I found that if I leave home earlier in the morning, take the long way around my block and walk past my bus stop I gain an extra 500 or so steps. If I make my connection to my next bus, I get off 1 stop sooner than my usual bus stop. Coming home at night I do the same thing in reverse.
My goal is to walk 12K steps per day instead of 10K!
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