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3 Reasons Why You Should Take the Stairs

By Genevieve Cunningham

We are definitely a spoiled society. We have so many modern conveniences that make life so much easier than generations before us. We have cars and computers and endless information in our pockets. But sometimes it's the smaller things that we take for granted that make the biggest impact on our life. Like elevators. Can you imagine having to take the stairs everywhere you go? We've gotten so accustomed to the ease of elevators that we only use the stairs in an emergency. But what if we changed this habit? Would it impact our everyday lives? If you're interested in getting healthy in a really easy way, take a look at these great reasons to start taking the stairs today.

To Build Strong Legs

Taking the stairs will help you build incredible legs. It requires every muscle within the leg to climb stairs. And the higher that you climb, the more fatigued and worked your leg muscles will be. If you are one who is interested in toning up and developing the bottom half of your body, simply taking the stairs everywhere that you go is an incredibly easy option. It might be difficult at first, but after a few months, you'll notice the muscles in your legs starting to make their appearance, which makes the entire process much easier.

For an Improvement in Stamina

If it's been awhile since you've taken the stairs, you may be surprised at how difficult it is on your breathing. The bottom line is that taking the stairs is hard work. Many people get quickly out of breath. But if you're trying to get in better health, then this can be a good thing. Taking the stairs more often may actually improve your stamina and endurance. And this can benefit you in other exercises as well as in your everyday life.

For Weight Loss

If weight loss is one of your goals, then taking the stairs is an easy choice. It burns calories, builds muscle, and is a much better option for weight loss than an elevator would be. You may not lose a hundred pounds by simply taking the stairs, but it's definitely a step in the right direction.

You probably give very little thought to taking the stairs. We've grown accustomed to the ease of escalators and elevators. But adding this one very simple tip to your everyday life can completely transform your health. Give it a try and take it slowly if you need to. Over time, you may find that taking the stairs is an easy way to boost your health and feel better in your own skin.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colo.

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