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By mypaper, Published on Sep 24, 2013
PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM/THE STRAITS TIMES
HERE are some tips from Ms Smith on how to increase your daily number of steps:
Walk instead of drive
While running errands, cross things to do off your list by walking to the places instead of driving.
Use a pedometer to count your steps
Wear it all day and try to take at least 2,000 more steps a day than you normally do, and gradually increase the number of steps over time.
Combine short bursts of exercise to create one long workout
Aim to get three 10-minute or two 15-minute walks, or a 30-minute walk, each day.
So, with some of the gear and no idea I will now be embarking upon a series of walks in Lancashire and further afield. My reviews on walks will also home-in on those that are the great for loopy dogs…
Make it social
Find a workout partner or a group of friends who can help keep you on track and motivate you to get out the door.
Hunt for the farthest parking space
Park your car a little farther from your office or wherever you want to go. It may not seem like much but, over weeks and months, these minutes of exercise add up.
Take the stairs
Walking up stairs burns more calories per minute than most other forms of physical activity.
Two weeks ago, I finally saw a heath—Hampstead Heath. I saw it on a golden afternoon, away from my own country’s ravages and bizarre storms, during a week when even England was mystified by its unprecedented sunny warmth.
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Trade screen time for active time
Turn off the TV set, PC and smartphone, and take a walk.
Put exercise on your calendar
Plan a specific time in your schedule to exercise and put it in your planner.
Take lunch on the move
Don't spend your entire lunch time sitting down. Recruit some colleagues and take a 10-minute or 20-minute walk.
- My Paper, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Page A17, My Executive, Active