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National Take the Stairs Day

By January 7, 2013

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UseTheStairs StickersThe first annual Take the Stairs Day is January 9, 2013. The USA Stair Climbing Association declared it as a day for all of us to take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator. They remind us that we don't need any special equipment and we can do it indoors, out of the weather. Stairs are a great way to add intensity to your walking workout, or just add more activity throughout your day. You can burn off an extra half pound of fat per year just by walking the stairs for only one minute per day! Do it more often and it can make a big difference over time.
Why Take the Stairs

Some pedometers track stairs climbed in addition to steps, such as the Fitbit One and the Striiv Play.

The stair stickers shown are from Use The Stairs and can be a way for businesses and government offices to encourage people to use the stairs.
Photo Duncan Murtagh

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