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In this week's challenge you must Skip the elevator take the stairs . For the next 7 days, choose the stairs. Climbing the stairs used to be an option only if the elevator was not working. Today, more and more people recognize the importance of taking the stairs and skipping the elevator for their health and for other reasons such as time and energy conservation. Unless you suffer from a serious condition, or you have some sort of limitation in your mobility, you really shouldn´t use an elevator, ever, not only during the 7 days. Because of this comfy world that we live in, which is great, but has softened us to point of jeopardizing our health. So challenge yourself to stop using the elevator for one week, and use more intensely those legs that we have the luxury to enjoy.

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Here are some of the top reasons why you should start taking the climb:

  1. Free Workout

    Stair climbing contributes a good 30 minutes to your total daily physical workout. In this form of exercise, you don't need to pay for anything or buy any exercise equipment, plus you can do it anywhere as long as there are stairs.

  2. Heart Health Improvement

    This form of exercise is good for your heart. It can lower your bad cholesterol levels and raise your good cholesterol levels. It also relieves tension and stress that can have adverse effects on your heart. This too can lower the risk of hypertension and diseases that are related to heart health.

  3. Longer Life

    Climbing the stairs can add more years to your life, and in more ways than one. For one, it reduces the risk of injury because it increases muscle strength and power. It improves your overall health and decreases your risk for different kinds of ailments that can affect your quality of life.

  4. Time and Energy Saver

    Health is not the only thing that benefits from climbing the stairs. It can also save you a great amount of time and reduce energy consumption. It's sometimes much faster to take the stairs, especially during peak times when elevators take a long time to arrive on the floor of your location. It is also good for the environment because it lessens energy consumption.

Suggested Reading:

Top 5 reasons to take the stairs - Learn more here.

4 Benefits of Elevators - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 11/15/2020

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The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

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