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I have a body bugg to keep track of calories burned. I found when I do mini sparks of marching in place for 1000 steps at a time or longer that my calorie burn stays elevated higher through out the day. I try to do 1000 per hour. Sitting I was burning 1.5 cal. per min. Marching in place makes it go up to 3.5 cal per min on average. Just get up and do it. It makes it easy to reach 10,000 steps in a day if you break it down !!!

- Submitted by TIME2BLOOM4ME 10/10/2010 in Exercise | 44 Comments
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HAYMON 10/11/2010 8:38:00 PM

    I have used this technique too. I work 16-hr days in a max prison and between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. it is really hard to get any exercise in at all. That is when I decided to put my pedometer in my pocket and get 1000 steps an hour during that 8 hour stretch. Works out pretty well. emoticon
PYNETREE 12/30/2012 8:52:00 AM

    I wondered what the difference would be, between sitting or chair exercises and standing! Thanks..
CLARALAW 12/31/2012 11:39:00 AM

DUTCH1811 12/30/2012 7:10:00 PM

    I have a Bodybugg as well. I love it. Never thought of the Mini Spark. I will have to try it. Great Idea... Thanks for sharing.
KATYBUGGED 1/7/2014 7:47:00 AM

    Great idea, thanks for sharing!
AMBER461 12/30/2013 8:16:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
J2740LOU 12/29/2013 8:52:00 PM

    Thanks for the idea! No matter how busy my day is, it's hard to get in 5000! Have only reached 10,000 a few times....and that was after an all-day event of constant walking. Like a day at downtown Disney, Disney, amusement park, or a day/evening at the fair.
BANNERMAN 12/29/2013 1:45:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
CECELW 12/28/2013 3:07:00 PM

    That's an excellent idea. Thank you
VAINVT 12/28/2013 12:03:00 PM

    I agree. On days when I exercise and move around, I do better.
DELLMEL 12/28/2013 11:26:00 AM

    Awesome idea. Thanks
MOMMEE2ONE 12/28/2013 10:02:00 AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! emoticon
ZIEKEPPLER 12/28/2013 9:14:00 AM

    Ooooh, I think I can do this! Maybe not every hour when I'm at work because of the nature of my job, but I can make up for it on breaks and after hours. Thanks for the idea and the inspiration. emoticon
REGILIEH 12/28/2013 8:38:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
LYNNIERN 12/28/2013 6:17:00 AM

    Great idea.
WAY2GO1DAY 8/18/2013 2:49:00 PM

    I think I can do this
DELLMEL 8/16/2013 6:17:00 PM

BANNERMAN 8/16/2013 3:14:00 PM

    thanks for sharing.
BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/16/2013 1:51:00 PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
RAFFERM 8/16/2013 10:50:00 AM

    This is one of the strategies I use at the office. Works well!
RAFFERM 8/16/2013 10:50:00 AM

    This is one of the strategies I use at the office. Works well!
DEEALLEN9100 8/16/2013 9:44:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
PROVERBS31JULIA 8/16/2013 8:33:00 AM

    Hmm interesting detail about what body bugg would actually reveal. I hadn't read that before. My FitBit is getting cracked from being dropped etc and I've kinda wondered if a body Bugg might be a better replacement? Thanks for sharing this!!
LCRUMLEY81 8/16/2013 8:32:00 AM

    Thanks for the great idea
LEANMEAN2 8/16/2013 7:59:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
LKS2GAB2 8/16/2013 6:31:00 AM

    Great idea. 10,000 seemed dauntung when I am having trouble reaching 6000. I am going to try this method today.
HYATTI1 12/31/2012 11:25:00 PM

    I don't think I would like to march in place for one whole hour. But, good for you...thanks for sharing.

LEANMEAN2 12/31/2012 6:14:00 AM

    Good one. Thanks.
FLRED12 12/30/2012 7:28:00 PM

    Very Interesting.
FLRED12 12/30/2012 7:28:00 PM

    Very Interesting.
BERTRANDRUSSELL 12/30/2012 7:05:00 PM

    I'm a court reporting student and have to sit to practice for hours. This is a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing.
GINGERVISTA 12/30/2012 6:30:00 PM

    Very interesting! emoticon
DIANER2014 12/30/2012 3:24:00 PM

    Thanks for the great idea!
PROVERBS31JULIA 12/30/2012 3:20:00 PM

    Hey thanks!! That is good to know. I have a FitBit ultra so that will also help count the steps!!
CHERYLSBUTT 12/30/2012 2:51:00 PM

LSIG14 12/30/2012 12:35:00 PM

    Love the suggestion. I also have a body bugg and love it but have trouble getting my burn level up because of heart trouble. Marching in place sounds like I could do it - at least some, even if not 1000 steps!
NASFKAB 12/30/2012 11:41:00 AM

    thanks great idea
ALDEBARANIAN 12/30/2012 11:15:00 AM

    Thanks for the post. What a good Idea. I like to watch old movies, and I've found that I can also enjoy doing it standing up and moving around based on what's going on in the movie, shadow boxing, marching/running in place, stretching, dancing (it doesn't bear imagining).
ELLDOCKE 12/30/2012 10:13:00 AM

    I am going to try this, both this next week as I enjoy home time & planned time at work. Sometimes I sit for hours, sometimes I stand, but often, I don't get real movement in. When I had a major surgery, walking was painful. During recovery, they taught me to move my feet in a chair, sitting up straight, as is I were walking, then as if I were working a treadle sewing machine. It helped my digestion and kept my leg and core strength until I was able to walk. Thanks for jogging my memory!
DAYHIKER 12/30/2012 7:45:00 AM

    Great idea--thanks! emoticon
DIANESAV1 12/30/2012 6:44:00 AM

    Very good idea.
LOVELIVE2 10/11/2010 12:34:00 AM

    i never thought of that it a good tip i will do that.
HELENA260 10/10/2010 8:36:00 PM

    Thanks for the great tip!!
TRISHWITCH 10/10/2010 8:13:00 PM

    Great idea! Thanks!

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