Weight Loss

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

Walking 10,000 steps a day is considered a benchmark for staying fit and healthy.

It’s an easy target to follow and can also motivate you to ditch the car and get moving, but sometimes it’s not easy to hit that goal every day.

But there are some clever ways to help you get your steps in.

Tips for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

Why 10,000 steps?

In the 1960s in Japan, a researcher called Dr Yoshiro Hatano discovered that to remain at our optimum health we needed to be burning 20% of our calorie intake. Which on average, happened to be 10,000 steps.

Now The World Health Organisation recommends that people reach this goal each day to improve their health.

10 of the easiest ways to get your 10,000 steps in

1. Take the stairs

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

Don’t take the lift or escalator, opt for the stairs every time!

2. Walk on the treadmill while you work

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

A treadmill at your desk or a standing desk can help you stay active and keep you moving.

3. Get a dog

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

Only if you are a fan of pooches, mind! Walking the dog for just 15 minutes can help you get nearly 1,000 steps in!

4. Walk to work

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

 

Depending on how far away you work, you could easily get in over 1,000 steps by doing this every day.

5. Park further away than you need to

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

The extra steps of walking to or from your car adds up quickly.

6. Take you calls while out for a stroll

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

Why not take your work calls outside? A 30 minute stroll is worth 1,800 steps!

7. Hoover the house

10 EASY hacks for helping you get your 10,000 steps in!

Keeping your floors clean can help you rack up around 94 steps per minute – now that will make a serious dent in your daily step goal.

8. Arrange a park playdate

mums walking babies prams

While the kids play, you walk the perimeter or why not add a swing set work out.

9. Play with your kids

Did you know that a simple game of hide-and-seek can help you get up to 10,000 steps alone?!

10. Go for a walk after every meal

Fast walkers are more likely to live up to 20 years longer than slow walkers, study finds

Not only will it help you digest your meal but a brisk walk will also help up your daily count.

Regain body confidence with our easy workouts made for busy mums

1705_THM_DB_GENERIC_CHALLENGE_GRAFX-1024x536

Want to shift your baby weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.

Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.