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Another Easy Step Idea

posted by sbrown

How are the steps coming?  Do you need suggestions for working more steps naturally into your day?  Here’s one that changed my numbers dramatically.

I used to be frustrated at the amount of time I had to spend on the phone.  I wanted to be moving, but felt tethered to my chair while I handled calls for my home-based business, church matters, friends that needed an ear, and elderly relatives who were lonely and wanted to tell me their life stories.  I wanted to be a blessing to all these folks, but talking and listening just don’t burn up many calories.

Then it occurred to me that I wasn’t really tied to my chair.  My phone doesn’t have a cord.  I started getting up and walking around the house during phone calls. Soon it became a habit and now I automatically start walking when someone calls me.

Instead of making me sedentary, those calls set me in motion. The sometimes tiresome calls — the ones that required me to be on hold or that involved listening to a beloved family member tell me a well-worn story yet again — became my gentle workout time.  They were transformed from an irritation to a boon. I would think, “Oh, good. It’s So-and-so. She’s good for a couple thousand steps at least!”

If you are having trouble getting in the steps you need, start walking when the phone rings. And if you don’t have a lonely relative or friend who calls you frequently to give your numbers a boost — I recommend you find one or two and start giving them calls.  It’s an easy way to be a blessing — and to get one.

Eating to live and living for Christ.
Susan Jordan Brown

 



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