Everybody wants to be as healthy as possible but not everyone has the time to do the required amount of exercise to get there. This is one of the reasons that the ten thousand step approach has become well-liked. The ten thousand step method is an idea that says all you need to try and do to increase your health is to walk at least ten thousand steps every day–this way you won’t have to work out as intensely at the gym. Walking can be great physical exercise and very low impact. How often have you heard a physician say “just a single walk around the block helps your health”?
Obviously walking ten thousand steps every single day is not going to be simple. That’s a huge amount of steps to take! The good news is that you’re already likely taking ten thousand steps everyday without realizing it. What you need to do is figure out how to incorporate a few more thousand steps to get to the objective. So how can you do that without feeling just like you’re wasting an entire day walking about?
Increasing your current step count can be achieved easily using these obvious methods. One typical example of this is climbing the stairs instead of taking an elevator or escalator. You may also elect to park far from the front door of the store or the mall. Keep your car in one spot and walk your bags and boxes out to the car after you finish shopping in each store instead of just carrying more and more things with you as you run your errands and go shopping. Taking public transit can also increase your step count as you need to walk to your bus or train stop and then back home instead of just walking to your car. The greatest way to do it, of course, would be to just take a short walk each day.
You could also boost the volume of steps you take by using some less than apparent methods. Set up a grocery store shopping list differently. Plenty of people plan lists by the aisles in their preferred stores. Instead, plan your list into unique categories like produce, dairy and meat. Then go shopping as outlined by the order on the list. Sure you may end up running back and forth through the store nonetheless it’s great for taking more steps every day. Instead of getting a mail box inside your door or attached to your house, install it on a post near to the curb. This can easily add a minimum of one or two dozen steps to your count when you check the mail every day.
There are lots of ways to take additional steps everyday. The more used to thinking about 10,000 steps you get the easier it will likely be for you to figure out how to meet your goal. Thankfully, each and every step you take–whether it’s walking toward the refrigerator or jogging on a treadmill, counts toward your end step count goal. Have fun with it!