A. Don’t think of it just as going outside and doing 10,000 steps.
Ultimately it means always having very active NEAT – None Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
A long fancy word for the movement you do outside of exercise.
Or as I like to think of it, constantly fidgeting and moving.
Some ways in which you can constantly fidget:
- Stand at your desk instead of sitting
- Constantly moving around the house getting tea, up and down the stairs
- House chores (this was a game-changer for me, I now love looking for house chores because it means I’m constantly moving)
- Walk to the shops for groceries
There are lots of opportunities throughout the day to move/fidget that can count towards your 10,000 steps.
You may just need to walk outside for 15 mins to finish them off on an evening.
Or don’t try and do 10,000 each day, aim for 5,000 and then play catchup at the weekend by going on longer walks to equal 70,000 steps overall in a week.
I realise it’s if you have children, so just look for opportunities to move where you can.
Breathe through your nose with your mouth closed all the time as much as possible throughout the day.
Especially when walking.
It helps place the body in its parasympathetic mode = using fat-burning pathways for energy. Buddha mode.