How to add steps when running errands

How to add steps when running errands

Add extra steps to your errands to lose weight.

Below are five easy ways to add steps to your regular errands. Adding extra steps will help you move closer to achieving the recommended number of steps to lose weight.

  • Walk inside the bank instead of using the drive-through window.
Gas Station
  • Walk inside the gas station to pay for gas instead of paying at the pump.
Grocery store (or other store)
  • Take your shopping cart back to the store (or somebody else’s) instead of leaving it in the parking lot.
  • Walk one lap around the store perimeter before starting your shopping.
  • Park as far as possible from the store’s entrance.

Brainstorm other creative ideas that will work for you! Add extra steps at home, at work, and while traveling.

Every step and every minute of activity counts! You can burn an extra 272-716 calories per week by adding one minute of movement to things you already do. (See: 1-Minute Weight Loss e-book)



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