Adding Steps to Your Work Day

Stepping Out With a little creative thinking, you can find easy ways to add steps to your work day. The following tips are provided to help you gain steps while you are at work.

  • Get off the bus sooner and walk the distance to work.
  • Take several short 10 minute walks during the day.
  • Walk to a restroom, soda machine or copy machine on a different floor.
  • Host “walking meetings” -- skip room scheduling (which can sometimes be difficult) and walk and talk instead.
  • Take the long way when walking to meetings.
  • Park farther away in the parking lot.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Walk a few laps on your floor during breaks.
  • Try to take half of your goal steps by noon.
  • Walk to your co-workers office/cubicle instead of calling or emailing.
  • Plan walks into your day with a friend before work or with your family after work.
  • Start a walking club with your co-workers.
  • March in place while talking on the phone.