Wearing a pedometer and trying to get 10k steps - you go about your day thinking your being very active, you check the pedometer and you're no where near 10K steps. So I make a game out of it. Heating my lunch in the microwave I march in place. Cooking dinner I try to work as inefficiently as possible - one thing to the trash at a time, drying a single dish at a time and putting it away. Taking many trips up and down stairs rather than carrying all at once. Its fun and motivating!!
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Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than rice! 148
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If you've never tried using a pedometer and would like to, check your public library. Ours has them to loan out for free, for 3-week periods. I haven't tried it (I have a pedometer), but if you do make sure you get a manual to go with. The settings on pedometers all work differently.
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