So you've heard it a million times: Go more! Go for 10,000 steps a day! However, climbing stairs instead of the elevator only takes you so far. Steal some of these fresh tips to increase your mileage.
. 1 Walk through the room while waiting in the doctor's office.
. 2 Buy food? Take an extra tour of the edge corridors before you check out.
. 3 Use the toilet one level lower (or higher) at work instead of approaching the hall.
. 4 Ditto with your coffee.
. 5 Hide the remote, so you actually have to get up to change the channel. Turn off the TV.
. 6 Instead of fighting other drivers for this open space near the door, do your blood pressure a favor and park a few rows away.
. 7 Walk around the block while your child takes dancing classes / plays football or whatever.
. 8 Get off a stop early from the bus or subway.
. 9 Walk while brushing your teeth (close the door first if you want).
. 11 If you only buy a few easy-to-carry items, you can give it to the store.
12th Go to your colleague's desk instead of sending it by e-mail.
. 13 Make it a habit to take a family evening stroll after dinner.
fourteenth Early for an appointment? Run around the block instead of extending your endless time in the waiting room.
15th Do a brainstorming walk in the afternoon every day.
sixteenth Take a chat while talking on the phone.
17th Bring your child to school instead of waiting in the endless pool of carpools.
18th Instead of gathering yourself and your colleagues in a stuffy conference room, take a walk out of your next meeting.
19th On to the shopping center? Take a walk before you start buying – and explore the sales while you're at it.
20th Set the alarm on your computer to turn off every two or three hours, and then take a short sightseeing tour (or just a ride through the hall), if that's the case.
21st Next time you have to do some errands, park in the middle between your goals and go to both. Take a break to do the dry cleaning in the car before inviting your best friend's birthday.
22nd Leave the stilettos in the closet and enchant your husband (or boyfriend) for a moonlight walk after dinner in your favorite restaurant.
23rd Tell yourself that you are allergic to escalators and act accordingly.
24th Instead of meeting the girls for dinner, plan a window shopping night or afternoon scouting in the neighborhood.
25th If possible (and sure), take the scenic route!