Summer 2014

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Dorothy Dunlop’s top 10 ways to get more active at work and at home:

  1. Walk for short errands instead of taking the car.
  2. Park at the far end of the parking lot when you drive to a store.
  3. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  4. Get up at every commercial break when you’re watching TV. Clean up the kitchen or do some quick, easy task.
  5. Fill your water bottle with half the amount you’d normally drink so you have to get up more often.
  6. Stand at your kitchen counter and read rather than sit on the couch.
  7. Stand up when you talk on the phone.
  8. Hold standing or walking meetings.
  9. Get a standing desk —a raised platform that you stand at to work. No budget? Put your computer on top of a box so you can work from a standing position.
  10. Get an app or set a timer on your computer or phone to alert you to stand at least once every hour. Use that time to stretch, walk in place or walk around the office.