midday walks

August 12, 2015

midday walks at the hospital

midday walks at the hospital

midday walks at the hospital

midday walks at the hospital

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midday walks at the hospital

midday walks at the hospital

midday walks at the hospital

I’ve decided to try and let the Fitbit motivate me again. I wear it for work because we get insurance benefits if we average 5,000 steps per day (which I do), but I rarely hit my 10,000 step goal no matter how many challenges I join. Lately my workouts have been only yoga and weight lifting, so I don’t get “credit” for those. (Although I do plan on adding running back into the mix once I get a little more used to the weights.)

I love the idea of taking a long walk after dinner. Going by myself and listening to a podcast or audiobook would be such a treat, although that particular set of circumstances won’t be happening anytime soon. I would love to take the kids on a walk, even, but they only want to go to the park which is justĀ a block away. So it’s hard to get a good evening walk in.

My solution, for now, is midday walks. We have not been all that busy at work lately, so it’s possible to leave the clinic for a bit. It’s about 2,000 steps to do a full loop around the hospital grounds. And even though it is scorching hot outside, inside it is like an icebox so I need about 2,000 steps to thaw.

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Comments on midday walks

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    Midday walks can be so rejuvenating! It’s an icebox in our office, too- I have my window open right now to let in some of that classic midwestern humidity so that I can thaw out a bit. Hitting 7k steps a day is great! One thing about fitness: we all have to do what we can. It won’t be a home run every single day, but being aware and trying is a good piece of the puzzle.

  2. 2

    From Sarah K:

    I try to take an afternoon walking break at work too! It is nice to warm up after freezing in the office all day.

  3. 3

    From San:

    Midday walks are a great idea that I’ve just started to try implement in my work day… I usually eat lunch at my desk or I go outside to sit on a bench for a while… but actually getting a little walk in is such a great idea. I am currently tracking my steps with my phone (although that doesn’t seem to be very accurate – because I don’t have it on me all the time). Is a fitbit really worth the expense?

  4. 4

    From Kathleen:

    I’d say it’s worth it if it motivates you! They are pretty accurate and have lots of cool features. I especially like the social aspect. I think the flex is on sale right now on Amazon

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