Challenge: Take The Stairs!

A daily habit with amazing health benefits

Challenge: Take The Stairs!

In a world where time is scarce and convenience comes first, incorporating simple habits that promote physical activity can make a significant difference to your overall health! While putting your body through new stressors each day with vigorous exercise is incredibly important, so is moving throughout the day to combat the issues associated with a stationary lifestyle. 

The habit we’re promoting for you city folk therefore is to take the stairs over escalators! This small change can yield remarkable health benefits. 


Why Choose Stairs?

The decision to climb stairs instead of taking the elevator or escalator may seem trivial, but its impact on health is substantial. Here are jut five of the compelling reasons to opt for the stairs and why this challenge is worth going for. 


1. Cardiovascular Health:

Taking the stairs gets the heart pumping, providing a cardiovascular workout that offers protection against high blood pressure. Studies indicate that incorporating just seven minutes of daily stair climbing can halve the risk of heart attacks over a decade, making it an effective strategy for heart health.


2. Strength and Flexibility:

Climbing stairs engages multiple muscle groups, including those in the legs, abs, back, and arms. Moreover, the movement required in joints like hips and knees enhances flexibility. This weight-bearing activity also strengthens bones, a crucial benefit for women who are more susceptible to osteoporosis.


3. Calorie Burning:

Surprisingly, stair climbing burns more calories than jogging, making it an efficient way to manage weight. With the potential to burn 5-11 calories per minute, this activity offers significant calorie expenditure over time. In fact, it utilises about seven times more energy than simply taking the elevator, making it an attractive option for those aiming to shed extra pounds.


4. Stress Relief:

Stair climbing serves as an excellent stress reliever. Whether facing a challenging day at work or feeling overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, taking the stairs provides an opportunity to release tension. The physical activity not only promotes relaxation but also enhances energy levels and alertness, leaving individuals feeling rejuvenated. 


5. Convenience:

One of the most appealing aspects of stair climbing is its convenience. Stairs are ubiquitous, found in homes, offices, malls, and public spaces. This accessibility means that individuals can incorporate stair climbing into their daily routines without the need for a gym membership, special equipment, or attire changes. It's a hassle-free way to sneak in extra physical activity wherever one goes. Also, skip the lines waiting to get on the escalator or elevator, it’s sad that the majority of us go for the easy route when often it actually takes longer. 


Embrace the Challenge

The shift towards taking the stairs represents a simple yet impactful change that individuals can make to prioritise their health. By integrating this habit into your daily life, you can reap numerous benefits, from improved cardiovascular health and strength to enhanced calorie burning and stress reduction.


Join the challenge this week and keep the habit forever more

So, here’s your challenge. The next time you jump of the metro and you’re faced with the choice between stairs and an elevator, consider taking the stairs as a step towards better health. With each step, you're not just climbing stairs; you're climbing towards a healthier, happier you.

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We will be able to track:
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At Attika our priority is your health. We have met plenty of people with six packs that are totally miserable and unhealthy. Having a six pack can be a side effect of healthy habits and of course we can help you to get there, if you wish to do so. However, our priority is creating healthy mindset and habits towards becoming a better human, feeling good in your own skin, and having energy to keep going. The looks are a bonus 🙂

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