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How to Add More Steps to Your Day

You guys: A recent study says that adding an extra 3,500 steps to your day (about a mile and three quarters) could be the ticket to losing those last five pounds. But man, 3,500 steps can feel like a lot, especially when the days are short and you’ve got Netflix to watch. Here, 11 creative ways to sneak in the numbers on your Fitbit (or, ooo, Mira).

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Walk Around the House While You're Brushing Your Teeth

Do it for about two minutes and you’ve earned around 100 steps.

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And Walk Around the House While You're On the Phone

If you’re going to rehash the workday, you might as well be productive about it.

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Skip the Drive-Through And Go Inside

Yes, you have five minutes to order your coffee at the counter.

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Take the Stairs

Even if you just go one flight and then hit the elevator

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Climb the Escalator

Slower, sure. But 20 extra steps are 20 extra steps.

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Use the Restroom on a Different Floor

Whether you’re at work…or at home.

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Park on the Outskirts of the Parking Lot (Or Garage)

Just drop a pin so you don’t forget where you parked. And stroll leisurely.

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Do an Extra Lap Around the Perimeter of the Grocery Store

Without adding anything extra to your cart.

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Do the Same At Your Local Mall

Hello, it’s also a great way to keep your eye on all the sales.

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Carry in Grocery Bags One At a Time

Your back wins. Your pedometer wins. Everything wins.

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Do a Five-Minute Cleanup Before Bed

Remember what we said about brushing your teeth? You’ve just earned yourself 200 steps.

This article originally appeared on PureWow.

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