To move more during the day, be inefficient. Bring in your groceries in one bag at a time, use the bathroom upstairs when you are down, take the stairs, park far away. Walk to the store, pharmacy, bank etc. Pace while food warms up in the microwave. When folding laundry, walk each item to the dresser, closet or bathroom. I even pace as I fold for additional steps.
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When I do laundry, I make multiple trips to and from the laundry room. It increases my walking steps that I take throughout the day. Also, parking farther away from a store seems inefficient but it helps to increase steps. Plus, taking the cart back to the store takes time but increases my steps.
I read an article on Sparkpeople about getting more exercise/movement in and one of the tips was to be more inefficient which I have really taken to heart. When I'm not in a huge rush, I will take 4 trips to the laundry room, many more steps to clean up (picking only one item up at a time), going to the fridge multiple times (not to eat more food but to prepare meals). It really adds up and keeps my body in motion. Plus I try to do little exercises while doing this - squats, calf lifts, etc
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