Time to take the stairs!

Have you ever thought about how many times you're faced with the decision of whether to take the stairs or elevator per week? Well here is some food for thought.

Taking the stairs will burn up to 4 times as many calories as taking the elevator. Lets break this down a little. A 70 kg individual will burn about 8 calories walking stairs for one minute. 8 calories. Is that all? Before you go dismissing this as useless information, think about how many times you could choose the option of stairs per day. 4 flights? 8? maybe even 10? If you spend 5 minutes a day walking stairs everyday you're at work you'd be burning an extra 200 calories per week. Now that's not too bad if you ask me.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, nobody is going to get ripped abs and a slim toned body just by taking the stairs, however if you take this small tip and combine it with a clean diet, and a regular exercise program like we offer at PICK !T UP group fitness, you'll be one step closer to your dream summer body.