Stair climbing is officially classed as a ‘vigorous exercise’ and burns more calories per minute than jogging.
Stair climbing requires 8-9 times more energy expenditure than sitting and burns about 7 times more calories than taking a lift. As well as guarding against heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers, stair climbing releases endorphins that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Climbing stairs is a classic ‘short burst’ exercise and ideal for the time-poor.
For buildings with five floors or less, it’s nearly always quicker to take the stairs. Studies show office workers save up to 15 minutes a day when they ditch the lift and take the stairs.
Start using the stairs and improve your health one step at a time!