If you believe the science that says sitting is the new smoking, it’s more important than ever to make sure to get up and take frequent walk breaks.
10,000 steps a day has long been the goal for battling our sedentary lifestyle, but how do we even begin to achieve that? For many of us working from home, staring at our computer all day, the best we can manage is the 50 steps from our office to our kitchen for a lunch break. The good news? Getting your 10,000 steps in each day is a lot easier than you may think, it just takes a little creativity. You can work more steps into your everyday life with little changes, like taking the stairs instead of the escalator (if you are back in an office) or change up your routine by taking a walk during that 30-minute business call or on your lunch break.
Getting in some steps has numerous physical and mental benefits. As hard as it can be to take a break, you’ll be even more productive when you get back to your desk – and healthier!
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