5 Minute “Smoke Break” Walk

I just want to start out by saying, I am NOT a smoker in anyway. I never have and I never will. Personally, I think it is gross but I’m not going to tell people to smoke or not smoke that is their choice and life. My hubby does the vapor smoking and I have a few friends who smoke, which is fine with me, I just won’t do it.

Over the years, I see smokers go outside to smoke either regular or vapor cigarettes and socialize with others who do the same. After a while of seeing smokers take breaks very frequently, I started thinking, why don’t I take mini breaks? If they can take breaks, why can’t I?

This idea inspired me to get up, move around and stretch every so often. Sometimes I would walk around a little bit inside the building I work in. I did this for a few weeks, until I got a brilliant idea. Why don’t I just go outside and walk around the buildings for about 5 to 10 minutes to get more steps in during the day? At that time, hubby had surprised me and bought me a blue Samsung Gear Fit 2 that I’ve been eyeing for a couple of weeks. Ever since I got the Gear Fit 2,  I’ve been trying to get 10,000 steps a day. Well, I’ve been struggling to reach that goal, so hence, why not just take a 5 minute walk and get more steps in?

Samsung Gear Fit 2

I found that if I walked for about 5 minutes or so I can roughly get 1,500 steps in. Which I thought was great, so I decided to take a break every hour or hour and a half at work. Most of the time I can get 10,000 steps in or just close to it, depends on what I had to do that day at work. Perfect! Started a trend for myself! I’m going on my “5 Minute Smoke Break Walk” now, see you in a bit.

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