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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 !!!

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  • 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 - by HAYMON
  • I wondered what the difference would be, between sitting or chair exercises and standing! Thanks.. - by PYNETREE
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  • 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. - by DUTCH1811
  • Great idea, thanks for sharing! - by KATYBUGGED
  • Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • 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. - by J2740LOU
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • That's an excellent idea. Thank you - by CECELW
  • VAINVT
    I agree. On days when I exercise and move around, I do better. - by VAINVT
  • Awesome idea. Thanks - by DELLMEL
  • emoticon Thanks for sharing! emoticon - by MOMMEE2ONE
  • ZIEKEPPLER
    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 - by ZIEKEPPLER
  • emoticon emoticon - by REGILIEH
  • Great idea. - by LYNNIERN
  • I think I can do this - by WAY2GO1DAY
  • emoticon - by DELLMEL
  • BANNERMAN
    thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • This is one of the strategies I use at the office. Works well! - by RAFFERM
  • This is one of the strategies I use at the office. Works well! - by RAFFERM
  • 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!!
    emoticon - by PROVERBS31JULIA
  • LCRUMLEY81
    Thanks for the great idea - by LCRUMLEY81
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Great idea. 10,000 seemed dauntung when I am having trouble reaching 6000. I am going to try this method today. - by LKS2GAB2
  • I don't think I would like to march in place for one whole hour. But, good for you...thanks for sharing.

    Joanna - by HYATTI1
  • Good one. Thanks. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Very Interesting. - by FLRED12
  • Very Interesting. - by FLRED12
  • BERTRANDRUSSELL
    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. - by BERTRANDRUSSELL
  • Very interesting! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • DIANER2014
    Thanks for the great idea! - by DIANER2014
  • Hey thanks!! That is good to know. I have a FitBit ultra so that will also help count the steps!! - by PROVERBS31JULIA
  • WOW! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • 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!
    - by LSIG14
  • thanks great idea - by NASFKAB
  • ALDEBARANIAN
    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). - by ALDEBARANIAN
  • ELLDOCKE
    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! - by ELLDOCKE
  • DAYHIKER
    Great idea--thanks! emoticon - by DAYHIKER
  • DIANESAV1
    Very good idea. - by DIANESAV1
  • i never thought of that it a good tip i will do that. - by LOVELIVE2
  • Thanks for the great tip!! - by HELENA260
  • Great idea! Thanks! - by TRISHWITCH

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