10,000 Steps to Excellent Wellness

By saragilbertson on January 21, 2011 In Health and Beauty

Everybody wants to be as healthy as they can but not every person has the time to try and do the required amount of exercise to get there. This is why some health specialists are advocating the ten thousand step method. The ten thousand step method is an idea that states that all you need to do to boost 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 exercise and really low impact. How often have you heard “even a walk round the block everyday can save your life”?

Obviously walking ten thousand steps every single day certainly will not be simple. That’s lots of steps to take! The best part is that you probably already take the majority of those steps each day already and don’t know it yet. What you’ll want to do is learn how to include several more thousand steps to get to the goal. So how do you do that without feeling like you’re spending half of your time walking around?

There are usually a few obvious methods that you can use to increase your step count. One typical example of this can be hiking the stairs instead of taking an elevator or escalator. You may also elect to park far away from the entry way of the store or the mall. Keep your vehicle in one spot and walk your bags and boxes out to the car as soon as you finish shopping in each store instead of just carrying more and more things with you as you run your errands and go shopping. Using public transportation is excellent for boosting your step count since you have to walk to the bus stop and back instead of just to and from the car. And, naturally, taking a short walk every single day is a great way to increase your step count.

You could also boost the volume of steps you take by using some less than evident methods. Organize a grocery shopping list differently. Lots of men and women organize their lists according to the aisles in their stores. Organize your list in categories like dairy, meat, produce, snacks, etc. Then buy according to the order in the list. You may possibly end up criss crossing the store more than once but it’s a wonderful way to raise your step count. Instead of placing your mailbox as part of your door or installing it in a wall of your house, put it out by the curb on a post. This ensures that the very simple act of checking your mail can add a couple dozen steps each day.

There are plenty of ways to take additional steps on a daily basis. The more familiar with the thought of 10,000 steps you get the easier it’s going to be for you to figure out how to meet your goal. Thankfully, each and every step you take–whether it’s walking to the refrigerator or going for walks on a treadmill, counts toward your end step count goal. Have fun with this!

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