I started this years ago with a friend who hated cleaning house. So we would clean together while on the phone. Now I use it to get my steps in. If I am on the phone I have to walk around the house or outside the time I'm on the phone. It's amazing how the time flies and so do the pounds.
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I enjoy talking on the phone especially because now that I am out of college a lot of my friends live far away. When my friends and I chat we can talk for an hour or even longer. Instead of chatting to them while laying on my bed, whenever someone calls for a talk I take my phone with me and go for a walk. I tend to walk at a faster pace when I'm talking too, yet I barely remember I'm exercising because I'm so interested in the conversation!
Instead of sitting or standing still while talking on the phone, I try to do a little exercising like marching or running in place. I have a cordless phone so sometimes I walk from one end of the house to the other or walk up and down the stairs. It's amazing how many calories you can burn during a 10 or 15 minute phone call! Also, its helps make the time go faster when you call a business and they put you on hold.
Whenever someone calls me on the phone, instead of sitting and talking, I walk around my apartment while I'm talking. This morning, someone kept me forty-five minutes on the phone 128 and at the end of the conversation, I looked at my pedometer and it marked over 2000 steps. Not fast ones of course, but it does beat sitting in my couch! 334
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