Daily living activities like climbing the stairs significantly contribute to the 30 minutes of physical activity we all need... everyday.
Using the stairs burns twice as many calories as walking.
Regular stair users have greater leg strength and aerobic capacity than non-climbers.
Taking the stairs is often faster than waiting for the elevator.
See how many calories you burn by taking the stairs! (an average flight of stairs= 12 steps)
One flight of stairs, three times per day= 15 calories burned Two flights of stairs, three times per day= 30 calories burned Three flights of stairs, three times per day= 45 calories burned Four flights of stairs, three times per day= 60 calories burned Five flights of stairs, three times per day= 75 calories burned Six flights of stairs, three times per day= 90 calories burned
(*based on 150 to 160 pound person. A lighter person will burn fewer calories, a heavier person will burn more)
Did You Know?
People spend an estimated two-thirds of their lives at their place of employment. In order to stay healthy, we need to find ways to incorporate physical activity into our workday.
Daily living activities like climbing the stairs can make a significant contribution to the 30 minutes of exercise we all need...everyday.
The 30 minutes of physical activity we need for our health can be accumulated a bit at a time, or one stairway at a time, spread at intervals throughout the day. Do it your way!
Physical activities like stair climbing are a great way to cope with job-related stress
Climbing just two flights of stairs everyday could result a loss of 2.7kg or 6 lbs per year. Six flights a day could help you trim nearly 18 lbs. Why Weight?
Adding stairs to your day can add years to your life. Studies show that risk of cardiovascular disease and death is lower among those who are regular Stair climbers.
Stair climbing can also add life to your years. Those who climb stairs on a daily basis have greater leg strength and aerobic capacity, allowing them to participate more fully in a wide range of daily activities.
Taking the stairs is often faster than waiting for an elevator during peak usage times. Take the test and time your trip. Often for trips of 7 floors or less, the stairs are the quickest way to your destination.
Using the stairs requires no special skill, equipment or clothing and it burns twice as many calories as walking. Step right up!!
Stair climbing is a 'green' activity, the only energy source used is what is stored in our bodies.... good for you and the environment!
Workplaces which implement stairway physical activity programs report improved employee relations, camaraderie and teamwork.