You know sitting's no good for your health, but there's not much you can do about your sedentary desk job. The whole 10,000-steps-a-day thing seems like a pretty lofty goal anyway, since that much walking amounts to traversing roughly 8kms daily. 

And for many people, it is a lofty goal: Back in 2010, research showed our average daily step count was more like 5,117. And today, experts estimate we're not getting all that many more. People who wear fitness trackers might have a leg up on the competition—data from over 10 million Fitbit users show an average daily step count of 8,170—but even those activity-minded folks aren't always reaching the coveted 10K a day.

Despite all this news, it's easier than you might think to get there—even without breaking a sweat (although we definitely recommend doing that, too). You can build up slowly to 10,000 daily steps by breaking that goal into smaller pieces throughout the day, using some of these easy-peasy activities. Here's how to add more steps to your day, and without exercising more.