1. Incorporate walking into your morning commute — 1,100 steps.
Whether this means walking to work, getting off the train a few stops early, or parking your car farther away, this is a great way to rack up those steps, fast.
2. Actually take your lunch break — 3,100 steps.
Instead of ordering in again, put on your coat and go for a brisk walk to the farthest Chipotle.
3. Walk around the office whenever possible — 800 steps.
Some of these steps — bathroom breaks and kitchen trips — are going to happen no matter what. But, challenge yourself to stand more and move more. Stuck on a thought? Do a lap. Need to talk to someone who's in hurry? Join them for a walk-and-talk, Aaron Sorkin-style.
4. Take the stairs — 500 steps.
You can take the escalator if you want, but don’t just stand there. Walk up that thing! An average flight of stairs is 12 steps, so take the stairs at every opportunity you can.
Cue up a Serial episode, put in your earbuds, and head on home. The fresh air will feel invigorating after a day in the office, plus listening to something interesting will exercise your mind — and distract you from the cold.