It’s time for your Fit and Healthy Friday Tip.
Today’s Tip: Take the Stairs
The stairs are your friend! Climbing stairs will give you extra calorie burn and will give your lower body a great workout. Whenever you have the chance to take a set of stairs, go for it. Can you take the stairs at work instead of an elevator? Skip the escalator at the mall and don’t even think about getting on the moving walkway at the airport. These simple additions to your day will have a positive impact.
Need a challenge? Take the stair steps two at a time, sideways and/or walk up the stairs backwards to challenge yourself and get more of a workout. Please be careful if you decide to try one of these though because you could easily trip and fall. I would only walk up the stairs sideways or backwards if very few or no people are around for safety issues, not for fear of looking silly. Who cares what people think about you walking up the stairs that way, right?
Can you think of other instances where you might take the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator? Feel free to share.
I don’t really come in contact with stairs but there are lots of steps right above our house that lead to the library….I’ll have to count them this weekend. I have often thought going up and down for 20 min would be a great workout 😉
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Oh yes, Annette, that would be a good workout. Let me know when you find out how many steps there are leading to your library.