I stay active. I go to the gym five to six times a week and do cardio and some light lifting.

Lately, I’ve heard about people who try to do 10,000 steps a day, which seems like a lot, but I found out it doesn’t have to be.

Now that it’s getting warmer, I’m leaving the car in the parking lot and walking to those nearby places in town. It’s actually been pretty nice, especially since there’s a lot of sidewalks where I live.

I’m not in the Fit Bit cult. I just go by what my iPhone’s Health app tells me. I can take 10,000-plus steps, but it won’t be impressed that I only climbed three floors of stairs that day. I guess it only counts if you go up a hill.

My off days are the most productive. It’s also hard to get an accurate reading when I’m on a cardio machine, but I think I’m close on most days.

The more walking I’ve been doing lately has its benefits. Not only for my health but also, you miss some things when you’re in a car.

I’ve discovered new restaurants, shops and other places walking around the neighborhoods around me. Also, it saves me money on parking or I’m not limited to an hour before they threaten to “tow you” in the free lot.

If the weather is right and it’s no 100 degrees, I’ll venture out on foot.