Active You: Walking to well-beingposted by Brent Brown on January 8, 2020
It’s tough to find time to hit the gym, but fear not!
Walking is one of the easiest things you can do to help you feel great all year long, but if walking more feels like a lot more for you to do, try splitting it up. For example, you could try 10 minute walks throughout the week if you want to make the idea a bit more palatable.
Here are some tips to add more steps to your everyday activities:
- park further than usual from your workplace or a store, and walk the extra distance
- take the stairs instead of the elevator
- walk a lap in the grocery store or mall before you shop
- leave the car in the driveway for short trips
- try walking to work, school, the grocery store, a friend’s house, a local restaurant, etc.
Keep track of your steps
While you’re enjoying your additional time walking, don’t forget to keep counting those steps!
Using a smartphone, a pedometer, or a step counter can help increase your motivation to keep moving, remind you to walk more, help you set goals, help you check how well you did in a given week, and even push you toward getting at least 10,000 steps in per day.
Check out MyActiveHealth
MyActiveHealth.com is a digital gateway to help you manage your health and well-being. Best of all, it’s designed around YOU! You choose your goals and you set the pace — it’s easy and fun!
You’ll find many items, such as a health assessment, online learning tools, healthy recipes and more.
Sign up or visit myactivehealth.com today!
Note: The information above was provided by the ActiveHealth Management health and wellness program and is intended to be general in nature. ActiveHealth’s programs, care team, and care managers do not provide diagnostic or direct treatment services. ActiveHealth assists members in getting the care they need, and the program is not a substitute for the medical treatment and/or instructions provided by individual healthcare providers. If you have specific healthcare needs or would like more complete health information, please see your doctor or other healthcare provider.