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UI Health launches "Take the Stairs" campaign

Posted: February  27, 2013 by UI Health Marketing

UI Health launches "Take the Stairs" campaign to encourage its customers, staff, and physicians to reap the health benefits from a little extra exercise. Download and print flyers to distribute around your home and office.

Burn Calories Not Kilowatts, Take the Stairs
Top 10 Reasons to Take the Stairs:

1. It's a free workout.
Stair climbing can be accumulated across the course of the day, making a significant contribution to 30 minutes of daily physical activity.

2. Improves your heart health.
Climbing the stairs for just two minutes several times a day can lower total cholesterol and raise "good" cholesterol.

3. It can be faster than taking the elevator.
Need we say more?

4. You burn five times more calories than taking the elevator.
And twice as many calories as most other sports or activities! An average person loses 10 calories per minute while climbing the stairs.

5. It's good for your legs.
Stair climbing increases leg power and reduces the risk of injury.

6. Helps you to breathe better.
Stair climbing is a form of aerobic exercise and any form of exercise is good for your lungs.

7. Relieves stress and tension.
Stair climbing helps relieve negative feelings in the same way running does - by releasing endorphins.

8. Climbing the stairs helps you to live longer.
Studies show that people who climbed 55 flights per week had lower risk of heart problems.

9. Increases your level of confidence.
Because stair climbing is an activity with which we are all familiar, people have a high level of confidence in their ability to participate.

10. Helps you to build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.
2 flights of stairs climbed per day can lead to a 6 lb. weight loss over one year.

Download and print flyers to distribute around your home and office.

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