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Walking is considered one of the best exercises. Studies support that walking improves bone and muscle health, improves balance, and reduces disease risk. We have compiled a list of quick, easy tips if you are trying to increase your step count.
Instead of taking elevators and escalators, prefer climbing stairs.
If you are in a desk job, lunchtime is the best time to utilize. You can go for a 10 -15 minute walk after having your lunch.
You can set up a reminder on your computer or phone to walk or stand at regular intervals.
It is good to keep track of the daily number of steps you take. It will help understand daily habits and progress.
Walk while taking calls over the phone.
If you need to talk to someone on your work premises, walk over to their workstation instead of calling or texting them.
For grocery shopping or buying household stuff from nearby stores, prefer walking instead of driving.