27 December 2017

Party Hard, Train Harder with the Teenage Cancer Trust


As someone who loves Christmas, I admit that I do go all out when it comes to the month of December. I'm not exactly a big drinker (having 3 children puts a stop to that ha!) but I love food - lots of food. Especially Christmas food.

I mean, who doesn't love to stuff their faces with mince pies, Christmas pudding and the whole of the Christmas dinner?! But after the December binge, comes January, when everyone starts the 'new year, new me' rubbish that no one ever sticks to, but the Teenage Cancer Trust asked me to be a part of their new campaign which I thought would work wonders for me, and help in raising funds at the same time. 


So, do you like to party in December, but regret it once January strikes? Then ease your guilt by signing up today to the party hard, train harder campaign and do 10,000 steps a day in January along with me!

I'm sure like me, everyone wants to be able to enjoy the Christmas party season – but the guilt does creep in. Then make sure to join in with me. It's simple, you get to enjoy a guilt free eat-anything-in-sight December with no guilt, knowing you are going to work if off in the New Year. 

Commit now to start your training once the party season is over and to raise a bit of money along the way - you can donate here!


By taking part, you and I will be helping to support young people with cancer.  Teenage Cancer Trust here to ensure no young person faces cancer alone – and they need our support to achieve this with raising those all important funds and working to share these campaigns to get the message out there!

And, as a little thank you to all of my lovely readers and to get this post shared out there, I am giving away a £20 Amazon voucher to one lucky blog reader who helps me think of creative ways to get the 10,000 steps a day. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below...

Ends midnight 7th January 2018

Please remember to check our full T&C's here. (No alternative products, no cash alternative). This giveaway is open to the UK mainland only and any entries left that do not follow the required entries will be disqualified. After any mandatory entries, others will open up to give you extra entries. You do not have to enter by all methods but these will give you extra entries into the competition if you do.

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256 comments:

  1. I already manage 10,000 most days by walking everywhere instead of using a car or public transport.

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  2. I mainly use a bike but would do more waking x

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  3. Walk the dog more, she wouldn't complain!

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  4. Learn Northern Soul dancing. Not only great exercise, lots of steps involved but great music too!

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  5. get off the bus a few stops earlier when off to work

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  6. When I work from home I know my steps are really low so maybe a quick YouTube aerobics session over lunch?

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  7. do more walking instead of using the car for short trips

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  8. Easy I walk the dog and play golf!

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  9. I normally manage 3000 per day so I'd have to either go for a walk in my lunch break or do more walking in the evening - maybe it would be easier in the summer

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  10. Spend more time walking around my local area, this would keep me nice and fit like it did once before.

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  11. I should walk to the nearest shop, nearly a mile away, every day!

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  12. I would walk to and from work and also go a longer route rather than the cut through :)

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  13. i usually do that a day at work anyway! but to get even more id walk it to work

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  14. I would if I could, pesky MS has mucked that one up for me. So do some steps for me too please! Put music on when tidying up so you don't mind walking or dancing to put everything away.

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  15. I barely do any steps each day,I have very limited mobility.I really wish I could walk the dog or just go on a walk for pleasure through the woods.

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  16. A lot more walking

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  17. I usually manage 10,000 steps just by chasing after my kids! if i'm running a little low we'll do an extra walk to the park though.

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  18. I would take he children out for a walk while they go on their scooters or take the dogs on an extra long walk.

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  19. A very long walk, hope it doesn't rain though!

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  20. I walk to work and go for an extra walk on my lunch break. Music & podcasts make it much more fun

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  21. I would go for an extra walk around tge block on the evening

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  22. I'd walk my dogs more, instead of allowing them to run round the big garden.

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  23. I'd get up s few hours earlier!

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  24. I'd take a break from my sedentary work (which I do at home) and go for a walk for an hour each day

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  25. I'm not sure how many I do a day on average?? I walk my dog twice and walk the children to school but that might only be a couple a of thousand steps? I would have to make sure I walk to the local shops more rather than getting into my car and generally make more of an effort to get out and about.

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  26. I’d just dance, put on my headphones and dance while cleaning!

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  27. now my little girl is finally walking we will be goin on walks all over 😊

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  28. Take our new puppy out walking along our local beach and pier x

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  29. from my dog walking for my local dog rehoming centre

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  30. walking to and from work,and walking the dog

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  31. I always walk to work and back and walk to the school and nursery and back and that gets the kiddies walking

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  32. Walk to work every day.

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  33. I used to be really good and go out walking every day with my little boy and would always do 10,000 steps so I'd have to just get back into that!

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  34. Walk the dog, clean this 3 story house grrr lol and climb the 2 flight of stairs a few times.

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  35. i would try and walk the dog more!

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  36. try and get out with the dogs more

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  37. I would borrow my friend's dog and walk the canal and the river!

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  38. Walk to work

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  39. I try and do 60 mins of exercise each day.

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  40. walk the kids to school rather than drive

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  41. I'm doing the same and it's no small undertaking in view of the time it takes! I'm shopping on a day to day basis so that I am forced to make a long round trip to the shops every day.

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  42. Walking is much healthier than driving! I really want to lose some weight and be happier with myself, walking is great!

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  43. walk to work instead of using a bus

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  44. that many steps is quite difficult but i would try to walk more during the day

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  45. Walk the dog and use my treadmill

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  46. Leave the car at home and walk more!

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  47. I'm going to walk to work daily, and the days I can't I'm going to park a little further away

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  48. Get off the bus a stop earlier and walk that extra bit!

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  49. I go out and about on my lunch break, and also walk around the bathroom while brushing my teeth - any way to get little extra steps in!

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  50. I walk on the spot to get it up to 10,000 if there's a chance of doing so. I manage it most days :)

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  51. Make walking everywhere normal and stop using the bus

    EMILY BELFIELD

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  52. I walk to the shops and take my dogs out twice a day too x

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  53. I already do 10,000 steps a day. Running a 7 bedroom hotel with no staff, I wish I could do less steps per day!

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  54. If not too far away, walk to the shops instead of going in the car. Also go for a walk round your street where you live after tea every night

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  55. Walk around the office more and walk back from work more rather than getting a lift!

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  56. I would try to spend more time with friends and family outdoors and walking more instead of taking the car :)

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  57. Walk to and from work and take the dog out more.

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  58. I am to walk longer each day, and instead of sending my children to get things from upstairs/downstairs actually go myself

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  59. I would walk to work, i would get all my steps in that way.

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  60. More long dog walks in the park

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  61. I'd make an effort to visit the local nature reserve, get outside atleast once a day for 30 minutes at a time

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  62. I could park in one of the car parks further away from the building I work in.

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  63. Take the dog on a long walk at the local park

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  64. Take the dog and baby longer walks , I don’t drive but doing test in new year and will go continue to walk when possible

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  65. Take the stairs instead of the lift, walk to work, walk the dog for half an hour more, go for walks along the beach, take some shopping trips! So many things to get those steps in!

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  66. As I don't have room for a treadmill I would walk for a set amount of time every day.

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  67. I would put my baby girl in the sling and walk around the house and village

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  68. Go out a walk on my lunch break instead of sitting in the office.

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  69. Take my mums doggy on longer walks (if he lets me hehe), get off the bus a couple of stops early, walk to see my sister instead of get the bus.

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  70. When my steps are low, I go for a walk over the fields near my house

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  71. Just try to walk more , walk to work, walk to the shops, use the stairs! good luck all! xx

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  72. I like walking around historic sites which usually uses up quite a few footsteps.

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  73. Go out for a brisk walk in the fresh air

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  74. I don't own a car and so walk just about everywhere each day and it's very hilly where i live which keeps me fit.

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  75. Take the dog on more walks and the Wii fit would be getting a serious workout!

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  76. Get off a stop earlier on the bus

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  77. Instead of going straight to my office every day, I'd go for a long walk around the village first

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  78. I don't drive so just the daily school run does it for me.

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  79. I have lots of hounds that need lots of walks

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  80. But some skipping ropes and skip before and after work.

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  81. Here’s how I do it...
    1) march vigourously on the spot when you’re waiting for water to boil/bath to run etc
    2) park at the opposite end of every car park
    3) every time you go upstairs, go back down and then back up again!
    4) what I call “iron-a-cise” - take every ironed upstairs individually!
    5) if you watch tv, march on the spot during the ad breaks!
    It soon adds up!

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  82. i do a lot more than 10,000 a day i walk in and out of work which is 50 minutes each way then work 8 hours as nurse, no sitting down for me lol, then come home to chase my toddler lol

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  83. I would make sure I have a daily walk

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  84. I would walk at times that I would usually stand still - such as cooking

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  85. I would not use the lift at work, and park at the further point away in the car park

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  86. I walk to and from the supermarket each day - and when I have time also have a walk round the park.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  87. walk to the shop instead of driving

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  88. Going for more walks regardless of the weather

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  89. As an office worker it would have to be a walk in my dinner hour x

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  90. The dog would get lots of Extra walks!

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  91. Have a daily walk around the village

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  92. I would go a few long walks with the dog each day.

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  93. You could invest in a steps block and use it all the time for leisure, when cleaning, when organising etc. You could also put your laundry at the top of the stairs and bring one piece down at a time to dry them downstairs. You could also make treasure hunts for your children and walk around with them to get some steps in for fun! You could also open up wii fit on youtube and copy the steps in a fun way with the block. You could do some aerobics with your fave music and do the steps that way. There's alos the obvious like, walking the dog, walking everywhere in and out of the house. Hope this helped! :)

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  94. I am walking in futher on the school run

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  95. Swap a bus trip for walking, and fit in an extra walk for the dogs - who I'm sure would be delighted!

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  96. I'd park further out and walk in and go for walks in the countryside :)

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  97. Wear clothes that suit the weather when you plan a walk. Then you won't mind being out in the elements and you will feel great when you get back.

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  98. Walk the dog or take the grandchildren out in their buggy

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  99. take more walks along the canal, go to the park more

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  100. I do more than this doing the school run twice a day and walking to work and back twice a day

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  101. I would go on lots of family walks. especially ones in the woods

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  102. I probably do over 10,000 a day as I aim on my feet most of the time at work and have dogs but if I needed to do more, I'd give the dogs another walk, I'm sure they wouldn't complain.

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  103. I would walk to work in the mornings

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  104. Take the dog for lots of walks

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  105. Walking, running. Maybe join a Sunday league football team.

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  106. I would probably do more jobs around the house and garden that require steps and movement such as scrubbing the skirting boards, cleaning the gutter and washing down the patio.

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  107. Up my distance on my morning Dog Walks.

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  108. I hear window shopping is a great way to walk more :) x

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  109. I walk my dogs every day about 6 miles

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  110. walk everywhere and take a walk in the afternoon

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  111. Walk my children to school and back every day!

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  112. I will try to go for a walk every day.

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  113. Go for a walk each day - bring the dog, use a fitbit

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  114. I would walk my baby into town instead of getting the bus.

    EJ Dunn

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  115. The only way i get 10000 steps a day in is by walking the dog...getting up out of my chair at work every half hour and walking round and always using the stairs..

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  116. take a lunch break and walk around the parks

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  117. I have recebtly started outdoor running - ok jogging/fast shuffle but im getting better :-) Ive signed up to do RED january which is run every day so im getting my 10,000 steps in through that at the minute x

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  118. Love the title of the blog, from a Suffolk Mum

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  119. I already do over 10,000 steps a day in work but i've started using the stairs more instead of the lift to up my numbers!

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  120. Take the dog out for an extra 10 mins! r my son our on his bike for a little longer xx

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  121. I walk along my promenade with the baby most days for about an hour and as I dont own a car I walk everywhere anyway

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  122. Walk around my local lake every day! x

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  123. Have a nice wander in the sunshine and step aerobics on the wi fit (@PeanutHog)

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  124. I already do it. I have to trudge 3 miles to work and then I'm on my feet for 8 hours every shift. Thanks

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  125. That's easy. Do about 18000+ a day, working in a hospital keeps you going

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  126. I'd walk the long way home after dropping my little girl off at school every morning.

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  127. When putting things away, take them into different rooms one at a time

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  128. Walk to the shops and back. I'd go the scenic route, and run a few errands in the process!

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  129. I walk to work anyway so maybe going to the gym twice a week and dancing will get me to 10000 steps

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  130. i dont drive so walking to the shops and the school run will eat up so much, not to mention running around after 2 kids!

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  131. Avoid using the car or bus when you can - it may take longer but you really do increase step count! Walk to the shops if you are not going to have a lot to carry back.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  132. I would do lots of jogging each day to achieve this.

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  133. I go running most mornings and I'm on my feet all day at work

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  134. I'm on maternity leave so keep trying to get out and about with the pram

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  135. With 3 horses hate to say it but poo picking the field will definitely help towards 10,000 steps!!

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  136. Take my chug Arthur on longer walks and adventures

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  137. Borrow the neighbours dog and take him for a walk.

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  138. stop being so quick to take the car everywhere x

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  139. go for longer walks with the dog

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  140. I manage by parking further away from shops in car parks and always taking the stairs :)

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  141. Give the dogs longer walks

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  142. Take a more scenic route on the walk to school and walk the dog more

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  143. Always take the stairs at work....I work on the 12th floor!

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  144. go for a walk in my lunch break from work and also walk the dog more

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  145. Making sure I don't sit at my desk at lunchtime and go out and have a walk.

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  146. Walk more places instead of taking the car.

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  147. I normally walk most places anyway and run

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  148. Take up Zumba or join a local rambling club. Socialising plus getting steps can't be a bad thing. I joined a kayaking club but it's more sitting than walking - still met lovely people though!!

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  149. An extra walk with the dogs and get off the bus a stop early!

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  150. i think i would do that at work! i walk loads x :)

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  151. Load an audiobook to the mp3 player and head outward bound.

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  152. Take the stairs not the escalators!

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  153. By chasing after my kids during the day and I also jog regularly

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  154. The coach to 5k app helps me gain extra steps

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  155. My heart won't allow me todothat may steps, but I'd like to increase the amount I can manage slowly but surely!

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  156. go on more walks exploring local area

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  157. We love to go on walks and hikes with our dogs.

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  158. more trips up the stairs a day

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  159. Be a Mum! Constantly up and down the stairs all day long!

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  160. I only need to do a school run by foot both ways and i have my 10k steps done .

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  161. Walk to work and train for the Race For Life 2018

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  162. I think a bit of healthy competition is always good, and a friend got a fit bit for Christmas so we are trying to beat each other.

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  164. Taking the stairs at work instead of the lift would definitely help!

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  165. I already do it due to work etc but do try to push it to get a few more in

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  166. I enjoy walking in the country so lots of long walks and also try to walk instead of using the car if you can x

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  167. Walk to the high street and back, instead of getting the bus

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