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3 Simple Tips to Sneak Activity into Your Day

Jan 18 2017

If you’ve fallen flat on past New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym every day or jog more often, don’t worry – you’re not alone. But if you follow these quick-tips, you might find it a little bit easier to increase your fitness in 2017:

  1. Park your car at the far end of the lot - Save yourself the stress of searching for the most prime parking and park in the spot that is furthest away to sneak in extra steps without even realizing it. Remember: Health experts recommend 10,000 steps a day for improved well-being!
  2. Take the stairs - Take the stairs whenever you get a chance – especially Griffin Hospital’s Planetree Stairwell that features carpeting, inspirational artwork on the walls and high-energy music.
  3. Track your steps (or have someone else do it) - Holding yourself accountable is one of the best ways to reach a goal. Having someone else hold you accountable is even better. Set a daily goal and track your steps via pedometer, smart phone app, Fitbit, Apple Watch, or whatever other gadget works for you. Most importantly, tell a friend or family member about your goal, and ask them to bug you about it every day. You wouldn’t want to disappoint them now, would you?