Take the Stairs and Lose Weight


It’s an easy thing to do every day – hopping on the lift or the escalator, even when you only have a couple of floors to travel. Are stairs that little bit harder? Yes. Do they also have real benefits to your health and well-being? Absolutely!

While it’s fair to say that adding some stair-climbing to your day isn’t going to turn you into an athlete overnight, the road to a healthier you is paved with small steps. Just getting your body up and moving regularly is as important to this process as making changes to your diet and checking out the local gym.

It’s also the kind of activity you can easily add into even the busiest of schedules – if you’re only travelling a single floor, the stairs can often be faster! It’s also a great element to add to the kind of regular breaks you’re supposed to take from working at the computer. Pop outside for some fresh air and give yourself a boost by mounting those steps on the way back.

And we might be more inclined if all stairways were like these!

It’s all exercise, and that means burning calories. If you want to take it up a notch, stair running is also an amazing way to get fit, mixing speed with elevation for a strong leg and cardio workout. And at the other end of the scale, climbing 55 flights of stairs per week (a perfectly achievable number) could actually help you live longer!

So get walking up those stairs one and all, and keep an eye on how many calories you’re burning with the range of fitness trackers and pedometers at Harvey Norman. Some, like the Fitbit Surge, even have an included altimeter so you know how high you’ve climbed.

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In Short: You don’t have train for a marathon to get fit, little changes every day can make a huge difference – like taking the stairs

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