Stairs! You may avoid them… Now enjoy them. Climbing stairs can strengthen your heart, your legs and your wallet as an easy and free way to be active.
Look around your office building, the mall, your local park or playground, and even your own home for stairs you can climb without going out of your way. No equipment, no gym membership, no wait required! The stairs are ready for you right now.
- Ask around your workplace or neighborhood and you might find that some of your friends already take the stairs for exercise and would like a stair-climbing buddy for support and encouragement.
- After work or on the weekend, add some stair climbing to a family walk up Franklin Park’s 99 Steps.
- Whenever you have the option, choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
Stair climbing is a great way to incorporate physical activity into your day. So try choosing to take the stairs when you come across them today, and watch how the small steps add up!