Talking health & fitness
Grace, a friend that works in one of the finest buildings around town has gained 17 kilogrammes over a period of three months.
She drives to work every day, takes the elelator to her office door, has her lunch delivered to her desk, sits in front of her computer till 5:00pm, and expects to miraculously retain the 57 kilogrammes she had last year despite her lifestyle.
Many of us, ladies, opt for elevators for the obvious reasons; they are faster and more convenient than taking the stairs to the 5th floor and reaching there with all your make-up worn off.
The only other reason many people opt for the stairs is when the escalator has a problem so there’s no other option but to painfully walk up and down the stairs.
Lots of women today, complain about gaining weight yet they do ignore the ‘little’ things that could be the reason for the extra weight.
Imagine living a life whereby the taxi drops you at your workplace, then you take the escalator to your office door and sit in front of your computer all day, and then take the elevator to the ground floor after your day’s lot.
Why on earth do you even attempt to complain about extra weight when you can’t simply walk up to your office?
Health benefits of taking the stairs
Opting for the stairs instead of the lifts helps the body keep fit whilst keeping extra pounds off.
The muscles are also kept active when one climbs the stairs.
According to Discover Walking.com, one can burn 300 calories for 30 minutes of walking the stairs depending on the intensity of the workout.
Stair climbing will exercise your legs and lower body. It’s also safe for knee joints and a good work out for the heart according to the website.
The working lady can hardly spare a few hours off for the gym due to busy schedules however, this can be compensated with walking up and down the stairs as a means of exercising.
You don’t even have to wait for your time in or out of the office to use the stairs. You can take stair breaks, during your lunch break, by moving up and down the stairs just to keep your muscles active.
Ladies, hope this is enough to discourage you from using the elevator tomorrow unless you’re really late for a meeting or don’t give a damn about your health.