Getting More Steps in Your Day!

I work in a sit down at your desk all day long environment. It might not be taxing physically, but it does take a toll on you mentally.

What I have been working on is getting more steps in on a daily basis while at work.

On the first day of July, I did not do well at all. I only got in 3076 steps.

July 2nd, I did a little better. I doubled the number to 6232.

My goal is to achieve 10,000 steps a day.

Ways I am going to try to achieve this:

  • Take a short 5 minute walking break every hour.
  • During my 15 minute breaks, walk around the building.
  • Take the stairs
  • Take the long way to the bathroom
  • Walk somewhere for lunch

What ways do you get steps into your day?  I need more ideas!

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Do you do Vitamins and Supplements?

I do.  Most Roller Derby Atheletes do.  Here is what I take and some explanations of why. 

Vitamin D:  D helps keep your bones strong.  It doesn’t stop there though.  Here is a wonderful article that explains: http://fiveonfivemag.com/issues/6

Calcium: For bone, muscle and immune system

Biotin: Derby girls get their pictures taken a lot.  I know I don’t want to look at my picture and think I look hideous.  Biotin helps with your skin, hair and nails.

Cinnamon:  helps with Sugar Metabolism, heart and circulatory health.

Fish Oil:  Heart Health

Glucosamine and Chondroitin: This helps with Joint Health, it also helps with the bruising.

It’s Vital – Minerals: Aquamin, Sea Minerals and Vitamin K http://morgancartwright.myitworks.com/shop/product/319/

Daily Women’s Vitamin to cover anything I missed above.

What vitamins do you take and why do you take them?