Originally Posted by imageWIS
Stairs are a good idea, unless you are on the 50th floor, then I could see how that might be a problem (although its great exercise). I hate people in the office building that I work at that work on the 2nd floor, yet take the elevator. Its faster to take the stairs, I’m on the 5th floor and I take the stairs most of the time. Jon.
I'm gonna hijack this thread a bit and (please indulge me a moment) beg the case for taking the stairs. Because office workers have such a sedentary life, quite often it is the only exercise available to them, as little as it is. Time constraints, life style issues, or monetary constraints quashes any hope of belonging to a gym. The dangerous trend of obesity in our society is so severe that now 10 year olds are developing adult onset diabetes as more and more schools omit physical education classes. As you get older, maintaining the proper weight and one's health becomes the single most difficult project in one's life. It's such a little thing, but it's the continuation of a healthy activity that will pay dividends in the future. You may say it is too minor, I insist that it is the maintenance of a life style that is important. As one grows older life style change is incremental and not noticeable until it is often too late. Pushing 58 now, I fight with weight, trying to shed and keep off 30 lbs is the most difficult thing to do. Though I may not run up a flight of stairs, I will walk up a flight or two! OK, I'm off the fatherly advice soapbox now. Please resume your banter. Thank you.