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5 Ways to Get Back into Shape

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I have been traveling the past 25 of the last 30 days.

Which means I haven’t been eating well, my sleep patterns are off, I’ve been indulging in heavy restaurant meals and I have completely forgotten what working out is. In my attempt to get back in the saddle again, I’ve set a few goals to get myself back into shape and feeling healthy by the end of this year.

 

1) Walk 10,000+ steps a day – One of the biggest changes I will be making will be hitting a daily goal of 10,000 steps a day. It’s the minimum amount experts think we need to stay healthy and can decrease your risk for disease. I work from home and I sit at a desk all day. I thought going to the gym for an hour a day would be enough – it’s not. I logged a sad 3,500 steps on one of my ‘regular days’, which made me realize that I need to take action!

Action Plan – I have invested in this activity monitor (from $100) to track my steps. I’ve started to take walking conference calls, I walk to coffee, I check the mail, I take out the garbage, I go for an after dinner walk to help with digestion. I even park at the end of the parking lot, so I can get in my steps. If I could be walking, I am. My flight home was delayed for 5.5 hours and I walked around the airport, usually I would just sit there on my laptop. It’s these small changes I hope will make a difference.

 

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