You guys: A recent study says that adding an extra 3,500 steps to your day (about a mile and three quarters) could be the ticket to losing those last five pounds. But man, 3,500 steps can feel like a lot, especially when the days are short and you’ve got Netflix to watch. Here, 11 creative ways to sneak in the numbers on your Fitbit (or, ooo, Mira).

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WALK AROUND THE HOUSE WHILE YOU’RE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH

Do it for about two minutes and you’ve earned around 100 steps.

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AND WALK AROUND THE HOUSE WHILE YOU’RE ON THE PHONE

If you’re going to rehash the workday, you might as well be productive about it.

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SKIP THE DRIVE-THROUGH AND GO INSIDE

Yes, you have five minutes to order your coffee at the counter.

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TAKE THE STAIRS

Even if you just go one flight and then hit the elevator.

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CLIMB THE ESCALATOR

Slower, sure. But 20 extra steps are 20 extra steps.

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USE THE RESTROOM ON A DIFFERENT FLOOR

Whether you’re at work…or at home.

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PARK ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE PARKING LOT (OR GARAGE)

Just drop a pin so you don’t forget where you parked. And stroll leisurely.

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DO AN EXTRA LAP AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE GROCERY STORE

Without adding anything extra to your cart.

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DO THE SAME AT YOUR LOCAL MALL

Hello, it’s also a great way to keep your eye on all the sales.

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CARRY IN GROCERY BAGS ONE AT A TIME

Your back wins. Your pedometer wins. Everything wins.

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DO A FIVE-MINUTE CLEANUP BEFORE BED

Remember what we said about brushing your teeth? You’ve just earned yourself 200 steps.

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