3 Benefits to Climbing the Stairs

By Virginia Laird

Do you find yourself standing at the bottom of (what seems to be) a long flight of stairs and dread climbing them, opting instead for the elevator? Are you someone who has no time to exercise daily? The thought of taking the stairs can be intimidating, stressful, and seem like a dreadful chore. However, taking the stairs offers many benefits which may cause you to reconsider the thought of choosing them. Although you may not believe it right this minute, after a few days (or weeks) of taking the stairs, you may begin to look forward to the climb. A few of the benefits include:

  • It is a free workout
  • It can save a person time
  • It is great for the health

It is a Free Workout

When money is tight, choosing to use the stairs to get your exercise can save on monthly gym fees. Gym fees can be expensive, although many believe the fees to be worth it when there is actually time to spend there. If you are looking for a place to save money, keep in mind that a gym is not necessary to get a great workout. 

It Can Save a Person Time

If you are one of those who stays constantly on-the-go, time may be a precious commodity, making climbing the stairs in lieu of hitting the gym a great idea for you. This can free up time in the evenings for relaxation or time with family and friends to enjoy the local fall festivals and activities.

It is Great for the Health

If you are looking for a simple way to improve your health that costs nothing, choosing the stairs over the elevator may be a great way to begin. Because climbing the stairs is a simple change, and a dreaded thought, many overlook it as a viable place to begin. Fitness instructors recommend taking the stairs as a great way to begin the day because it gets the blood flowing in the body and can help get the brain awake and ready to tackle the day. Choosing the stairs in the evening can help to release built-up energy and tension from a long day at work.

The next time you see a set of stairs in your future, don’t avoid them. Tackle the stairs and let the feeling of accomplishment empower you throughout the day.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brentwood, Tenn.

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