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26. Take a few quick walks.

Get up and walk around the office or your home for five minutes at least once a day. A little jolt of exercise can help break the monotony of the workday and help walk off some workplace stress. A brisk five-minute walk daily will parlay into an extra 35-minute walk by the end of the week. Break for two five-minute jaunts daily and you'll have walked over an extra hour weekly. Set an alarm clock on your desk or program your computer or watch to beep to remind you to get up and move.

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All tips written by Joan Salge Blake, M.S., R.D.

--Updated August 2003

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