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Fit Tip: Pace While Talking on the Phone

I honestly can't believe I am suggesting this tip because my husband paces like a mad man when he is on the phone and it drives me nuts.

However, try pacing or walking while you talk on the phone. Pacers burn way more calories than lounging chatterboxes. In fact, you can burn five times more calories by walking around while chatting on the phone than if you were just sitting sedentary on your couch. You can walk and talk during your lunch break, at home or at the airport waiting for your flight. Not only will you be burning more calories throughout the day, but you'll also get closer to clocking in 10,000 steps (the recommended amount for a healthy woman) during the day.


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swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
haha i never thought of it that way! all i know is people always ask if im pacing again because the signal fades in and out hah..
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
omg that is hilarious because I thought I was the only woman tortured by a pacing maniac. He walks from one end of the house to the other back and forth covering all the ground. I want to hit him!
imLissy imLissy 9 years
I can't help but pace :P Too bad I can't at work though. I'm tethered to the phone by my headset :-/
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 9 years
I totally do that and it probably drives everyone nuts. ;-) I walk circles around my house while on the phone, do lunges while stuck in my office on conference calls. I can't sit still and just do one thing at once--so if I have to listen and focus on what is being said, I do something physically, fidget or whatever. For some strange reason (probably ADD) I can focus better when I move.
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I usually talk when I'm walking already.. but it's from one place to another
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I do that too, except when my phone is being charged and I'm attached to the cord, LOL.
Emiily Emiily 9 years
i always do that : x i know it pays off!
nikkipez nikkipez 9 years
my bf does this too and it drives me nutssss
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I usually pace anyways...especially when I'm at work and a friend calls my cell so I go to the atrium and pace around while talking!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Good idea...
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