Stair Climbing: General Health & Fitness Benefits

Stair Climbing

Stair climbing is a unique form of exercise that can have a powerful and positive impact on your health over time.

While most of us think of exercise as ‘sport’, the scientific evidence shows it is everyday activities like walking and stair climbing that are most closely associated with improved health.

Climbing just eight flights of stairs a day lowers average early mortality risk by 33%.

Seven minutes stair climbing a day can halve the risk of heart attack over 10 years.

Just two minutes extra stair climbing a day is enough to stop average middle-age weight gain.

Stair climbing delivers these benefits by improving our cardiovascular fitness.

It’s officially classed as a ‘vigorous’ form exercise and burns more calories per minute than jogging.

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