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emoticon Sitting on the potty and I do some leg excercises...I know I'm desperate....
In the kitchen I play with the kitchen squares making up stepping games...and I put on socks and skate down the hallway...Use the back door step on warm days as a step areobic step....
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Great ideas!! Its amazing how many extra steps we can get in with a little effort!!

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I have a mini trampolene. I can jog or jump or just dance on it for extra steps.

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Glad I saw this thread! I am really not good at getting in my steps! But I can pace or jog up and down the kitchen while my tea is steeping (I drink a LOT of tea), and make sure to park far away from the store when I shop. I do already try to be less efficient at work (I clean a large church with a daycare 5 days a week), but I have to be careful about that. I tend to walk and work faster, but take more trips up and down stairs and halls...

I did find out the other day -- I was short 1000 steps late in the evening, so I jogged lightly around my living room. It took probably about 12 minutes to get that 1000 steps in...so that put it in perspective. It's not really that far...

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Stairs, stairs, stairs. Whenever possible, I take the stairs.

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park further away from the store :)

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
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by taking staircase instead of escalator

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When I'm heating something in the microwave, I'll march in place or do some favorite low impact aerobic moves for the minutes I am waiting for the coffee to heat or the tea to brew.
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I fold laundry in the family room down stairs and take each pile one at a time upstairs. It is 4 of us, plus linen - so 5 times up and down for each load.

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As a lot of people have mentioned parking far away from the store is very effective.

Recently, I figured out I can get more steps in while I shop if I leave the cart at the end of an aisle and return to drop my items in one at a time.

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Walking the steps in the stair well of my apartment building up 14 flights

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march in place while enjoying some TV

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Oh, I did it today! We were at the hospital picking up our family member, and I had to go to the car to get his medicine to show the nurse. He was on the sixth floor. I walked down six flights of stairs, out to the parking garage, back to the hospital, and then UP all those stairs.

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Take the long way to the restroom at work, about 100 extra steps. Also drink a lot of water so I have to go to the restroom all the time.

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Pace when I am on the phone. Intentionally move more. dance. Park further away from a business. and walk.

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When I'm waiting for something, I go for a walk or sometimes arrive early and go for a walk. So if I'm meeting a friend at noon for coffee, I arrive at 11:30 and walk for 1/2 hour. Or if they are late, I walk unitl they arrive.

Sometimes, when I'm subbing I'll actually go on a walk around the block during lunch.

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I started walking my stairwell after dinner ....180 steps from the 1st floor to the 7th emoticon

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I mostly do things that have already been mentioned, with one or two new ones:

--Park far from work and stores, and when I go to school I try to park in parking decks that are further from my classes
--Take the stairs instead of the elevator (although so far I'm only taking one floor's worth of stairs, and then taking the elevator the rest of the way. I've got to build up my endurance slowly!)
--Pace while on the phone
--Go for a leisurely walk with my fiance on the days we're not training for the upcoming 5k
--Walk to the grocery store if we only need a couple things (this is a new one! I never realized we were only half a mile from the grocery store)
--Accept challenges from my pedometer (it's a pedometer with a game, and successfully finishing challenges gives me energy points for the game, in addition to trophies if I complete enough challenges in a day) and walk around the house or around the block


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use the farther away bathroom, drink out of smaller cups so I have to walk to more, @ home use the bath room up the stairs instead of the one closer, park farther away at work

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WALK ANOTHER 1/10 OF A MILE, OR DO A CARDIO VIDEO

It's the ATTITUDE, not the APTITUDE, that determines the ALTITUDE

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I don't own a car, but I often walk to my destination instead of transferring buses. I generally do this on my way home because I'm generally in a hurry on my way TO somewhere, but I don't mind taking my time to get home.

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Since walking is such an effort for me, we neglect to take the wheelchair when we go to "smaller" stores.

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Adding more distance in my daily walks and extra trips to the basement.


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You guys are too smart for me, but I do try to park farther from the store once in a while,when i'm not too much in a hurry. emoticon

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Parking far away from the entrance....makes it easy to find a parking place emoticon I always try for 10000 to 13000 ea. day emoticon

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Run up and down our stairs a few times

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emoticon I HAVE ALSO BEEN PARKING THE CAR A LONG WAYS AWAY FROM THE STORE AND YOU KNOW I FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT I AM DOING FOR ME emoticon ALSO DURING TV I USE MY STEPPER (BUT CAN'T SEEM TO GET MORE THAN 10 MINUTES AT A TIME) emoticon

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go up and down my basement steps a few extra times

It's the ATTITUDE, not the APTITUDE, that determines the ALTITUDE

When my HEART and SOUL is in whatever I want to have success with, I can accomplish miricles


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One way I 'sneak' steps in is to pace while I'm brushing my hair, walk during TV commercials or when I'm cooking dinner, take one item at a time to the back of the house instead of working more efficiently.

We've tried walking the dogs, but with three dogs and two people, the walk becomes all about them. So on nice days, we get in the car and drive about half a mile to the next road. We can get in a two mile walk at our pace, and the dogs don't know that we've been walking; they think we were just out doing boring errands.

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I do things like when emptying trash cans, I'll do each one seperately so I have more walking to do instead of making one trip.

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I was wondering do you try and add extra steps to your day or weekly goals? How do you go about doing it in small turtle like steps?

I can honestly say for me this is how I add steps:
when on the phone I pace around my home
when I need run errands I park pretty far out despite the weather in parking lots to add more steps
I walk the dogs even when I don't feel like heading outside- its pretty hard saying "no" to puppy dog eyes and dogs spinning around with enthusiasm over going walking with mom
at work, I will move very fast through the different store areas when doing price checks or whatever



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