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Wear a pedometer and take 10,000 steps, roughly 5 kilometres in distance, per day. No cheating: This should be in addition to any regular workout you already do.

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Walk with a friend at lunch or after work.

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Get off the bus a few stops early and walk to your destination.

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Set an hourly alarm at the office to remind you to get up and walk around.

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Take the stairs whenever you can.

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Go for walking talks with co-workers instead of phoning or e-mailing.

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Get a dog and walk it daily.

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