Have you taken the stairs lately?

  • Stair climbing burns almost 700% the number of calories you burn standing on an elevator.
  • Just two minutes of stair-climbing each day burns enough calories to eliminate the one pound an average adult gains each year.
  • Men who climbed at least 20 floors a week (about 3 floors a day) had a 20% lower risk of stroke or death from all causes, in one study.
  • Stair-climbing has been shown to raise good cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health

Want a cool device to help you keep track of how many calories you burn during a stairs workout?  Check out a new body monitoring device that is similar to the BodyBugg called FitBit