Easy ways to sit less and move more

If you’re a competitive sort or motivated by stats, you can boost your activity levels by investing in an activity watch to track your steps throughout the day. The general recommendation is that we aim for 10,000 steps a day, but any increase on your current activity levels is worth celebrating.

There are a lot of ways of tracking your steps. You could get an app like Pacer (find it for iOS here, or for Android here), or Google Fit (iOS here, Android here), both of which track your steps, or you could go for a simple pedometer which tend to be cheap (and very basic), like this one.

On the other end of the scale, you could go for an activity watch like a Fitbit (we like the Versa, though there are many different versions to suit every need) or really push the boat out and get an Apple Watch, which bills itself as the ‘ultimate device for a healthy lifestyle’.

Don’t think of getting active as an all or nothing thing. You don’t need to suddenly start working out for hours on end – it’s unrealistic and if you’re very unfit you’ll do more damage than good. Start small and make easy lifestyle changes and you’ll be surprised at how much it can improve your fitness.


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