Stair Climbing is a great way to get in shape and burn calories!
Did you know that climbing stairs burns more calories per minute than jogging? It's true! Stairs are everywhere, and taking them instead of an elevator or escalator can have positive impacts on your health.
- Stair Climbing uses eight to nine times more energy than sitting, and burns seven times more calories than taking the elevator.
- Climbing a flight of stairs (roughly 12 steps) is about the same as taking 38 steps on level ground.
- Even walking down a flight of stairs burns half the calories as walking up the stairs.
- Taking the stairs could save you about 15 minutes each day of elevator "wait" time.
There's no reason to wait--give the stairs a try, and take steps toward better health!