Increase Your Steps and Burn More Calories
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When Out and About
- Park farther away from the store.
- Always return your cart to the designated area.
- Take the stairs. Avoid elevators and escalators.
- Walk, don’t drive, for trips less than one mile.
- Make several trips to unload your groceries from your car.
- Avoid drive-through windows, get out of your car and walk inside.
- Walk inside the bank instead of using a drive-through teller.
With Friends and Family
- Plan active vacations.
- Hike beautiful trails in your town, community, or state parks.
- Make a family walk an everyday habit.
- Kids can volunteer to walk their dog or the neighbor’s dog.
- Suggest a family challenge to see who can get the most steps.
- Reward kids/family members for meeting their step goals.
- Take an after-dinner walk with family.
- Walk while talking on a cordless phone.
- Walk during the commercial breaks on television.
- Take a walk while your kids are playing sports.
- Walk to your neighbor/friend’s house instead of calling.
- Move at least once every 30 minutes.
- Occasionally walk to the TV to change the channel.
- Turn off the TV and participate in family activities or family chores.
Some Step Facts
- 1 mile = 2,000-2,500 steps
- 4-5 miles = 10,000 steps
- One city block is about 200 steps
- Nine holes of golf (no cart) = 8,000 steps
- Most people will get about 1,200 steps in 10 minutes (time yourself to find your value)
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