A few months ago, I purchased a fit bit– a fancy pedometer. It’s a nifty little device; not only does it count my steps, but I was able to look at a graph and see how much of my time I spend sitting down hardly moving. This will sound crazy, but I started trying to get in at least a mile of walking while I am at the office. A quick trek to the deans office, a walk up the stairs to speak to a collegeage instead of using the intercome. It adds up.
Small changes are still changes.
Alice Randall’s novel, Ada’s Rules, about a woman who wants to lose 100 pounds is part story, part self-help. One thing I really like about it was this simple three point list to wellness. Three simple things that anyone can do, but I suprised myself to see that I wasn’t always doing them. Here they are:
8-8-8: Sleep eight hours each night. Drink eight glasses of water each day. Walk 8 miles each week. Three simple changes start Ada’s health and beauty revolution in the novel Ada’s Rules. Talk to your doctor about whether they make sense for you. (source)
Because I live in the Northeast, I was getting the walking in easily– I do that much walking just to get the subway. But I wasn’t drinking water. I was drinking five cups of coffee, but eight glasses of water no. Three diet cokes? Absolutely. But not enough water. And the sleeping? That’s going to have to be another post on it’s own.