Monday, August 1, 2022

Why Taking the Stairs Can Improve Your Health

Greener Me Challenge Day 1: 

Take the stairs instead of elevators

We've all been there: rushing to catch an elevator, only to realize that it's out of order. And so we grudgingly make our way up the stairs, panting and sweating as we climb each step.

But for some people, taking the stairs isn't just a last resort. My uncle, who is over 60 years old, climbs a 25-story building every day – just for exercise! And he's not alone. More and more people are recognizing the importance of being healthy, and are choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.

The benefits of taking the stairs are many. First and foremost, it's a great way to stay fit. Climbing stairs burns calories and strengthens your muscles, especially your legs and glutes. It's also a cardiovascular workout, which means it's good for your heart and lungs. And because it's a weight-bearing exercise, it can help improve your bone density and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.

But the benefits go beyond physical health. Climbing stairs can also boost your mental health. Exercise releases endorphins, which can improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Plus, taking the stairs can give you a sense of accomplishment and boost your confidence – especially if you're able to climb more stairs over time.

Of course, climbing a 25-story building every day is not realistic for most people. But even small changes can make a difference. Climbing just 10 steps a day – whether at home, at work, or in a public building – can help improve your health. And if you're already in good shape, challenge yourself to climb more stairs or take them at a faster pace.

So next time you're faced with a choice between the stairs and the elevator, consider taking the stairs. It may not be the easiest option, but it could be the healthiest one.

Here is my video of The Greener Me Challenge Day 1 : Take the stairs instead of elevators. Stay Healthy

Here are top reasons to take the stairs instead of elevators

 Anytime, Anywhere: 

By climbing stairs of 5 minutes a day is equal to doing one physical activity. With this form of exercise, you don't have to pay or buy any equipment, and you can do it anywhere as long as there are stairs.  Yes, Anytime, Anywhere

Good for Environment:

 It is also good for the environment because it reduces energy consumption.

Increases Good Cholesterol:

Doctors say that climbing stairs regularly can lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in your body.

Save Time:

During peak hours you don’t have to wait for lift and can save an enormous amount of time.

What are you waiting for. Let's being eco-conscious journey and Let's Go Green to Make a Difference! 

Let's take simple steps to build a better planet. Do post your activity in your comments section. 

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