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I try to keep moving! Even if it's only walking to the grocery store from a parking space far away from the door or making an extra trip upstairs to gather the laundry. I go out of my way to add a few extra steps to every activity.

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    so true! I remember when my car was new, I'd park way out--away from all the other cars-so my door wouldn't be dinged.

    That's where I park now, so I walk a little more. - by MSFROGGIE
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • emoticon emoticon - by DIAMOND102
  • I usually park one half block away from where I live. Gives me more steps in a day. - by TZH715
  • Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
    And you have the energy to WANT to be moving now also! - by IOWAJULIE
  • Me too. - by UKNOWITNOW
  • Every little bit counts. emoticon - by KENANDLER
  • Whenever I am waiting for anything, like the water to boil or the microwave for 30 seconds, I just walk around the island in my kitchen. I have been able to up my steps by the hundreds some days. - by JMARIES51
    An expensive diet program, which was free to me because they were testing alternatives, taught exactly what you do. Park farther from the store, take the stairs, get up frequently, and just generally stay active. Plus, it keeps your blood moving and makes me more alert. - by VAINVT
  • SUKE53
    I am trying to get those steps in by getting up from my desk at least 1x every hour and parking far across the parking lot as well. - by SUKE53
  • It all counts!! Get your steps in everyday! - by MAPFARMS
  • emoticon .I do too. - by DELLMEL
  • emoticon It all adds up doesn't it! - by CHRISTINEBWD
  • emoticon emoticon - by THROOPER62
  • MARYLQ11
    emoticon - by MARYLQ11
  • This was all I did to start my weight loss journey - before I found spark people - along with never eating until stuffed - and went from 257 to 203 in a little under 3 years - by SUSANG55
  • I never park close to the stores, always at the back just so i get a little more movement in. - by KLUVSTFORMERS
  • CONNIE1-11
    works for me - by CONNIE1-11

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