Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Take the 10,000 Step Challenge

Here is the challenge; take at least 10,000 steps a day everyday. Keep walking, getting the steps in and you will be burning calories and getting in shape without even feeling the pain. Every step counts so park a little further away in a parking lot, walk to the bus stop rather than drive and you can even go up and down the steps a few extra times a day. It all adds up!!!

To track your steps you can purchase a pedometer like the one pictured here. The goal is to keep moving and getting those steps in. Track your steps over a period of a week or more and you will be able to see what days you need to make the extra effort. It may be days that you are at work and sitting at a desk or maybe a lazy Sunday. Either way you will become much more aware of how much you are moving.

If you need help or motivation organize walking groups with friends, neighbors or even at your gym. My trainer set this challenge up at my gym. It is great to have the camaraderie of a group and the friendly competition always makes it more exciting.

It is a little over a week since I started the 10,000 steps a day challenge. I must say it has changed my habits. I take walks when I have free time, park further away in the parking lots and overall have been more active. If it is getting to be evening and I don't have enough steps I jog in place, run up and down the steps a few times or jog and around the house.

So go for it!!!! Check in and let us know if you are taking the challenge and how you are doing.

Good Luck!!!

Enjoy this holiday season by knowing you are burning more calories and keeping your body healthier.

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