Walk the walk
Aim for 10,000 steps a day (an average office day takes about 3000 steps). Use every minute: run errands, make tea for colleagues, whatever it takes. Get a pedometer to count how many steps you actually do. Wear it all day long: when you’re walking to work, at work, gardening or dancing. Pedometers are quite cheap and some convert the energy you’re using on your steps into the calories you’re burning up. If you’re a bit of a fidget you might get an inaccurate reading from all the jiggling around, so when you’re not on the move unclip the pedometer from your belt.