Take the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator or escalator. You’ll burn four calories for every ten steps you climb. Encourage others in your building to step it up too!
Stand and pace when you are talking on the phone. Pacing burns about one calorie for every 15-20 steps you take. Taking the time to do simple stretches while on the phone can also relieve tension and increase your flexibility.
Buy a pedometer and aim for 6,000 to 10,000 steps per day, which can help you stay active and healthy. Your weight x distance = energy used walking. A basic rule is 100 calories per mile for a 180 pound person.
Drink water instead of that second (or third) cup of coffee. By skipping the sugar, cream and caffeine and drinking a glass of water, you will feel naturally more alert, fuller and even maybe lose some inches. Drinking water is an important part of hydrating your body and maintaining a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.