For a sudden surge of energy and for a good goal - regardless of how much exercise I do in a day, I make a habit of running the steps at home (3 sets of 3 up and down - rapidly).
I've extended this from the habit at work to do the same - 3x up and down (rather than elevator) beyond what I normally need to do to get to meetings, etc. Of course at work I can't so easily run the steps - but it's possible to do this with a buddy as well.
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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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