the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Wednesday, January 8, is National Take the Stairs Day and the American Lung Association in New Jersey is encouraging everyone to skip the elevator and take the stairs.
“Stair climbing burns two to three times more calories than walking or running. In fact, just casually climbing stairs requires 8-11 calories of energy per minute,” said Karen Isky, senior development director for the Lung Association. “Also, stair climbing lets you exercise without a gym or any equipment. Just take the stairs at home, at work or while shopping.”