Motivational Monday: 11 Tips on How to Fit Walking into Your Day

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Did you vow to be more active this year? Well here are some Tips on How to fit Walking into your Daily Schedule.

Many people claim that the reason they cannot walk more is their busy schedule. However, the truth is, the things you make time for are the things that get done. By planning for roadblocks and developing a plan to overcome them, you can fit walking into your daily schedule seamlessly without much trouble. Just follow these tips.

* Walk during Lunch. You shouldn't miss your food break, but you can eat a sandwich or fruit and walk at the same time. If you have a flexible office, another alternative is to walk during lunch and eat at your desk while doing your work.

* Only Watch TV while Moving. If you like to watch TV, make a rule that you can only watch while moving. You can walk on a treadmill, or you can just march in place during the show. That is going to bring lots of extra walking into your life.

* Listen to Audio Books. If you like to read, instead of reading, buy audiobooks, then make a rule for yourself (and even your kids) that you can only listen while walking and moving. 

* Start Your Day Right. Get up 30 minutes early so that you can work in a 20-minute speed walking session before your shower, coffee, and breakfast. By starting your day right, you'll be ahead of the game.

* Walk Instead of Email at the Office. If you work in an office building, you probably send a lot of emails back and forth. But if you know that the person you send the email to has to print the document, you can print it yourself and then walk it to them to get in those extra steps.

* Park Your Car Further from Your Destination. Always park as far from an entrance as you can and then walk to it. That is going to add a lot of steps, plus it's going to cut down on stress in parking lots. You're less likely to be involved in an accident if you park far from the crowd. 

* Get Off the Bus Early. If you take public transport, don't get off at your stop but get off early in an area that is safe for you to grab 15 extra minutes of walking.

* Walk to the Store. Do you live near a mini-market or some sort of convenience store? Instead of grabbing the next carton of milk by driving to the store, just walk to your local store. Even though it costs more money there, the added benefit of walking and using less fuel makes up for it. Use a backpack to carry your groceries home safely. 

* Keep Your Gear with You. Keep a set of walking gear in your vehicles such as shoes, socks, and clothing, so that you can dress for walking any time you want.

* Add Walking to Your Daily Family Time. Walking for 20 to 30 minutes after dinner used to be a time-honored tradition for families who lived in the suburbs in the days of wrap-around porches and close community connections. You can still do that with your kids and partner to add walking into your day while also spending time with the people you care about.

* Avoid Sitting When Waiting. If you must wait on people for appointments, instead of sitting, take the time to pace and walk. Even if you just march in place, it will make a difference. 

Any bit of movement you can squeeze out of your day is beneficial to your health mentally, physically, and spiritually. You'll feel better about yourself the more you can walk, and it's going to show to others in your appearance and your health.

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Until Next Time! Stay Beautiful!

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