Thursday Throwback - Take the Stair Challenge

Step up to a challenge and take those stairs! Using the stairs has so many benefits:

  1. Burns twice as many calories as walking 

  2. Improves leg strength and aerobic capacity

  3. Is often faster than waiting for the elevator

  4. Increases bone density and can extend life expectancy

Here are some ways to add stair climbing into your daily routine:

  • Engage the family to participate in a stair contest.  Start with two flights and aim for 10 flights or more per day

  • Use a diary, fitness tracker or your phone to track the steps.

  • Challenge your friends or colleagues to take part in a stair contest. Make it part of your company’s wellness plan.