Walking Tips: Add Steps
  Easy Ways To Add Steps

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You can easily add more steps to your day — and you can do it without throwing off your schedule. Just think creatively and make walking a habit.

• Take stairs instead of elevators or get off below your destination and walk up a few stairs.

• Park a few blocks from your destination or at the far end of the parking lot.

• Walk the last few blocks instead of riding the bus all the way to work.

• Walk around the field at your children’s ball games.

• Organize a lunchtime walking group at work, or a before- or after-work group with friends or neighbors.

• Make family time active time. After dinner, get the whole family outside for a game of tag or a walk around the block.

• Don’t get stuck in the “all or nothing” rut. Just do what you can. If you don’t have time for a long walk, take several brisk walks to reach your daily goal.


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