Ten thousand steps a day is the general recommendation for adults for general health and daily movement. Although there is never a one size fits all for fitness; if you are currently performing less than 10,000 steps per day - then 10k is a good goal to work towards.
If you work a sedentary job, chances are you have to be more mindful of moving more to reach your step target.
Here are 9 simple steps to increase your step count:
Walk instead of drive - If you can't walk; park further away from your destination
Walk between errands - Rather than driving everywhere; park in a central location and walk to perform your jobs
Make multiple trips - Rather than busting yourself and piling everything into your arms at once; perform multiple trips with items such as groceries
Take the stairs - Instead of the elevator; take the stairs
Walk or Pace whilst making phone calls - These days with most calls being made on mobile phones; use it as an opportunity to move more
Do your chores - Mopping, Vacuuming and gardening can all help contribute to your total daily steps
Go on a 'walking date' - Instead of meeting friend at a cafe; grab a takeaway coffee and go for a walk
Have a walking buddy - having someone to walk with on a regular basis can increase motivation and keep you accountable
Make moving fun - Walk the dogs or take your children around the park
Small changes will make a big difference. Think of ways you can add a few extra steps throughout your day!