..& get on the bike. Take kids from home to daycare by bike. When little on a chair on your bike when older let them bike along! From daycare to work 10-30 minutes! Take stairs when possible & ofcourse pick your kids up again! :) Exercise incorporated in your day! No kids? Still you can bike! :)
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I don't own a car and I live in Guatemala, I have to take the bus everywhere I go (or a taxi). I love glass money jars that you cannot get into. I put my bus/taxi money into my 'long term goal' jar every time I walk instead of taking the bus. There are days I may walk 5+ miles!
If you drive everywhere, biking would be a good option too, and that might be quite a bit of gas money getting thrown into that jar for when you reach a goal or a special day!
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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