Daily Challenge Sunday Oct. 03, 2010

Everyday Well-Being

Climb a set of stairs (at least 20 steps) today.

How to do it

Climb at least 20 steps anywhere you choose -- in your house, your apartment or condominium, or the steps leading to a public building, or at a gym. Remember not to overdo it, as stair climbing is a strenuous activity.

Why it matters

You can get more physical activity into your day by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator whenever possible. Climbing stairs exercises your legs and your lungs, while increasing your heartbeat. Not to mention that you'll burn many more calories climbing the steps than pushing the elevator button (and it might be faster, too!).

Fun fact

You can burn, on average, 10 calories a minute while climbing stairs.


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