Join the Morton Healthy Hometown Committee’s
Get Lean at Lunch or any time of the day – 10,000 Steps A Day Challenge!!!
Walk as an individual or as a group.
Track your steps each day by using a pedometer, Smart Phone Fitness Tracker App, or Fitbit Tracker.
Call Morton City Hall at 601-732-6252 or the Morton Chamber of Commerce at 601-732-6135
and tell us how you plan to meet the Get Lean at Lunch Challenge.
Walking can be a lifetime habit that is easy and enjoyable.
Walking may be the simplest way to work out. You can do it almost anywhere, and it is a snap to get started. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.
There are many great reasons to walk. Your heart will get stronger, you will lower your blood pressure and your bones will get stronger. Walking also eases stress, helps you sleep better, and can boost your outlook on life.
Here are a few ideas for getting those extra steps in daily.
– Park in the far back of the parking lot and walk farther to the door.
– Use the farthest entrance into your workplace from your parking spot.
– Don’t stand, pace while waiting.
– Circle the room when waiting for meetings to start.
– Use the restroom, copy machine, etc. that is farthest from your work area.
– When making a phone call, stand up and pace around as you talk.
– Rather than phone or email, walk to a coworker’s office or neighbor’s house and talk to them.
– When people stop to talk with you, make it a moving meeting and walk around together while you are chatting.
– Hide the TV remote and walk to the TV to change channels.
– During TV commercials, get up and walk around the house.
– When doing errands, park in a central location and walk to your store destinations.
– Return the shopping cart all the way into the store after grocery shopping.
– Never drive through – get out and park and walk into the bank or fast food restaurant.
– Before eating lunch, take a 10 minute walking break.
– Walk the dog.
– If you take your kids to sports or activities, walk while waiting for them.
– Form a workplace walking group and meet to walk together during lunch or break.
– Form a neighborhood walking group and meet to walk together in the morning, noon or after work.
– Make a family habit of taking a 10 – 20 minute walk after dinner together, or first thing in the morning.
Information from walking.about.com