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Use the Stairs!

When there is a choice between an elevator or a staircase, I use the stairs, whether it is one flight or five floors- or more! emoticon

- Submitted by KEARTINE 7/21/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Stairs one flight at a time

Every hour (as many as I can remember) I get up from my desk and walk 3 flights of stairs outside my door for a quick perk me up. It helps to get my heart rate up and adds to steps for the day. If I'm really motivated, I do it 2-3 times.

- Submitted by SAGELADY2 5/19/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Avoid Elevators and Take the Stairs!

I work in a 16 story office building. But my workday is usually between 7-8 of those floors. I've made a commitment to use the stairs as much as possible and avoid the elevators. It was difficult at first, but now it energizes my day.

- Submitted by RESFIRMA 3/11/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Add extra steps

Add extra steps every day by parking (or getting off a bus) farther from the building entrance. Then, take at least one flight of stairs if you're able.

This may seem too small or trivial to matter, but it isn't! I almost always do both of these, but one day, I went to the gym with a friend and rode the elevator with her. It honestly took me longer to find my usual pace for walking!

A few extra steps and maybe a flight of stairs helps you "get started" with less effort!

- Submitted by TRESA7 1/19/2013 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Take the stairs for bathroom breaks.

I work on the 4th floor and take the stairs to the 1st floor for bathroom breaks and back. This, on top of the 8+ cups of water a day... and you'll get quite the workout. :)

- Submitted by KAMONT 6/13/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Walkers: exercise indoors in inclement weather

If you are a walker, but it is too cold, icey, pouring rain, or even too hot to walk outside,10-15 minutes walking up and down stairs is about equal to a 30 minute walk on level ground. Always walk down the stairs at a normal pace, one step at a time. (Most stair accidents happen on the way down.) But vary your up-the-stairs walk by taking one step or two at a time, walk up sideways, right side first, then left side, or even run up the stairs. But... (click title for more info)

- Submitted by STORMY724 6/11/2011 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Move more

- Submitted by WILLBOYWONDER 7/12/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Secrets of ......Cruising

While on a cruise ship if you don't have knee of leg problems make sure you stick to one rule..... the ELEVATOR does not exist. Take the stairs, it's the easiest way to counter act all the food you'll be eating on the ship.

- Submitted by ASCHER87 5/9/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Take the stairs, even if you dont have to.

At work I take the stairs to the 2nd floor bathroom, then when I'm done, I take the final flight of stairs up to the 3rd floor, then go all the way back down.

- Submitted by THERESAMARIEM 4/10/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Don't call or email - GO!

In the traditional office, it has become so easy to just call or email a person. For the most part, we don't talk face to face anymore. A sad result is that we don't move as much. To be healthier, get up & go see the co-worker in person. If possible, take a flight of stairs instead of the elevator.

- Submitted by STORMTMB 3/29/2010 in Exercise | 28 Comments
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