Some days it's just too hard to get to the gym—no matter how much you want to


Some days it's just too hard to get to the gym-no matter how much you want to. Meetings and after-work activities take up precious time, but that doesn't mean you can't work out. Consider turning every step you take into daily exercise. If you use Fitbit to count each left-right, the whole thing can actually be a fun game.

Ten thousand steps is the number recommended by the National Institute of Health to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of heart attack. That may sound like a lot, but the average city block is about 200 steps. With some planning and a little bit of record keeping-we recommend Fitbit's companion app that's available through the Windows Store-you can hit your mark without, you know, actually hitting the gym. [Read the full story on Refinery29!]