1. Always have the app running in the background
This may be an obvious tip, but here’s why I am writing this. You won’t always remember to open the app before you go out shopping or on a walk. You may even walk 3 miles and realize, “Oh shoot, I forgot to open my app!” and that’s about 3SWC you missed out on. I always keep the app open in the background, and it hasn’t really drained my battery life any more than usual.
2. Walk a little bit farther when possible
Everyone’s in a hurry these days; everyone wants the front parking spots. I’ve been parking at the opposite end of parking lots just to get some extra steps in. I’ve also noticed the added benefit of … not worrying about getting a parking spot!
This could also mean walking farther on your lunch time break (more on that below) at work, or walking up and down each aisle at the grocery store to ensure you don’t miss anything.
The biggest advice here is to be mindful of your walking, and find opportunities to walk more. This is not just advice to earn Sweatcoin, but this is advice to keep fit, happy, and healthy.
(See also: How to earn Sweatcoin)
3. Take walking breaks
It’s already heavily recommended for desk workers to get up, stretch, and take walks throughout the day. Sweatcoin may be the one deciding factor that motivates you to finally commit to that advice.
As a guy who works from a computer all day, I realize the importance of walking breaks. With all of the buzz of media, information, and work stress, it’s very healthy for your mind and body to clear it during a walk. By noontime, if I haven’t had a walking break, I get irritable, stressed, easily distracted, and disoriented. Walking is like a ‘reset button’ for my brain. I pick up the pace on my walk, increasing my cadence (steps per minute) to get the extra distance in. In a relaxing 15-minute stroll I can easily pick up 1SWC.
4. Get in a running habit
My life turned around dramatically as soon as I started running every day. I’ve been a runner on and off my whole life, but I decided in December 2016 to start running absolutely every day. It has boosted my aerobic ability, decreased my 5K completion time, increased how many miles I can easily run, and increased my overall health and well-being.
I am what I would call a ‘competitive runner’. I don’t compete against others; I compete against myself. Sweatcoin is a nice metric to track my running progress over time.
However, I don’t always run outdoors. It’s very busy where I live, and traffic sometimes makes it unsafe to run, so I’m stuck inside on a treadmill. As of writing this, Sweatcoin has no support for treadmills unfortunately. That means I have to make up my daily quota on walking breaks!
5. Join, or start, a Sweatcoin community
As of writing this, there aren’t many Sweatcoin communities. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that they’ll start popping up in the coming months. Community is the greatest motivating factor in any sport or hobby. Get talking with other Sweatcoiners. Share stories, post your greatest achievements, join challenges!
Start or join a Facebook group of Sweatcoiners near you. Find other people with similar goals. I can’t emphasize enough how beneficial this is for motivation. Also, other users may be generous and gift you some SWC to get you started if you’re new! I had a very generous friend give me 20 for signing up, and it was more than enough to motivate me to earn more. One day and 11 miles later, I had 30!
I started a Reddit Sweatcoin community. As of writing this, it does not have many visitors, but I’m hoping that will change in the months to come. If you’re a Redditor, check it out and post conversation or questions!