WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THE STAIRS INSTEAD OF THE ELEVATOR?
Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sport Month this May with us at Fitness Inspired by taking the stairs! It's a quick and easy lifestyle change, that you can use to be more active.
A 165-pound person burns approximately 100 calories when taking the stairs for 10 minutes and only 12 calories when standing in an elevator for 10 minutes. So just 10 minutes of stair climbing each day burns 88 more calories and 32000+ more a year
Stair climbing burns more calories per minute than jogging
You can spend less time, 15 minutes a day, using the stairs
Climbing the stairs releases endorphins, which make you feel good
Lowers the risk of diseases that are related to your heart such as hypertension
Decreases risk of injury by increasing your muscle strength and power
Good for your cholesterol by lowering your bad cholesterol and raising your good cholesterol
Adds more years to your life
Tones your legs
Helps with stress
Good for the environment because it lowers energy consumption Tones your legs
Seven minutes stair climbing a day can halve the risk of heart attack over 10 years
Just two minutes extra stair climbing a day is enough to stop average middle age weight gain