The majority of my clients are office workers. So they're confined to their desks 8-9 hours a day, not to mention the time spent commuting. That's a whole lotta time just sitting around not moving. Which can negatively impact your energy, posture, and the amount of calories you burn throughout the day. If you struggle to get your steps in, these are some great tips to make it easier.
DID YOU KNOW?! the average American only walks 3,500 steps/day! If you want to speed up your fat loss, change your body forever and destress, my biggest advice: START WALKING MORE!!
Lots of my online clients start working with me & only get 3-5k a day. Instead of progressing them to 10k/day overnight, I ask them to add 1,000 to their daily average. Then, week by week, we slowly increase!
Daily movement is THE MOST UNDERESTIMATED factor in fat loss and changes in physique. I currently walk 15-20k and do no cardio. Life is great when I don’t hafta get on a dreadmill.
🏃🏼♀️Having a desk job can make it hard to get your steps, so I’m sharing some tips for increasing your steps even if you’re chained to your desk for 8 hours.
1] start your day with a walk.. do this for you body & your mind
2] pick a walking buddy.. it'll add enjoyment & connection
3] take the stairs or a longer route.. every step counts
4] having walking meetings / calls.. move as much as you can
5] set reminders to walk.. book these in your calendar like an appointment
6] post-lunch / post-dinner walk.. do this alone, w/ coworkers, roommates or family
🚶🏼♀️Walking has significantly increased my quality of life & I want to share this very simple strategy with you! Besides helping me lose fat, it has tons of other benefits:
👣builds a habit of movement, no matter what context you're in
👣blunts hunger, distracts from stress eating, aids in digestion
👣you can't really mess it up [if you find a way to mess up walking, lemme know k?]
👣low impact & anyone can do it
👣restorative & assists with training recovery
👣reduces stress - mentally & physically
👣strengthens heart and improves brain performance
👣preferably done outdoors (big mental boost)