The Take the Stairs Campaign is designed to encourage people to use the stairs in lieu of an elevator to add more exercise to their day! Get Active Orlando is taking the lead by posting signs in government buildings, but businesses are also invited to join the campaign!
Have a business or office building and want to join the campaign? Click this link to download the posters - be sure to send us an email and let us know about your efforts! www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/hwi/toolkits/stairwell/stairwell_messages.pdf
Top ten reasons you should take the stairs today!
Plus, you can do this exercise anywhere. You don't need any special equipment for it.
Stair climbing increases leg power and reduces the risk of injury.
Stair climbing is a form of exercise and any form of exercise is good for your lungs.
Stair climbing helps relieve negative feelings in the same way running does - by releasing endorphins.
Studies show that people who climbed 55 flights per week had lower risk of heart problems.