Do you sometimes or always take stairs instead of an elevator and which way? Up or down or both?
Hmmm....that depends on where the stairs are located. If they are inside a building, and I feel safe, then I prefer to take the stairs both ways, - however there are those times when I just do not feel safe taking the stairs, maybe because of where they are located in the building, or due to them being too isolated. In this instance, I will opt for the elevator.
I usually always take the stairs, but if I am pushed for time I will take a lift.
I choose stairs. Because here most of the buildings doesn't have lifts.
Being as fit as an Olympic Athlete I usually sprint up the stairs and abseil down the side of the building to the street below when leaving.
From time to time this causes a degree of unwanted attention from the local constabulary, so upon taking their well intentioned advice, I resort to the Lift (elevator) more frequently these days. Erm, in both directions, that is.. .
Taking the stairs is a way to incorporate exercise in your day. However, that is not what I do. I take the elevator almost 100% of the time.
I prefer to use the elevator only for going up. Otherwise I prefer to use the stairs to come down. If I'm coming down from higher than 3rd floor, then also I use the elevator.
When I used to take the metro subway in Los Angeles, I always took the stairs. I loved the angle and getting some blood flowing after sitting a long time on public transportation. Any extra cardiovascular exercise we can incorporate into our day is a great way to keep ourselves feeling fit. It might daunt you at first, but after taking the stairs for a few weeks instead of the easy way, you'll start to feel stronger and stronger every day
I take the stairs instead of the elevator mostly. I love to use any opportunity to exercise. I have an overweight problem and not always choose the best food so I take any chance to burn calories. After loosing 52 pounds and walking everyday for about 50 minutes, I feel much more energetic so I encourage you to do so.
It really depends on the day and exactly how many stair cases there are. I mean I work in a building and there are 8 flight of stairs, and we have no option for an elevator, but if there was one, I sure would use one!!
Its good for your health to take the stairs sometimes instead of the elevator. It seems to me like the up and down motions work different parts of the legs and buttocks. Anyway, I OFTEN use the stairs instead of the elevator, or 'lift,' as they say in the UK; and I go in both directions.
I've discovered through my dance training and exercise research, it's beneficial to take the stairs up as this strengthens your legs and muscles in general and increases your heart rate, but it's best to take the lift downstairs as the shock absorption on your knees and ankles is not good for you going downstairs.
by Laura Schneider 6 years ago
What are some non-traditional or incidental things I could do that would count as "exercise"?I hate exercise, but obviously it's necessary. What are some non-traditional or incidental things I could do that would count as "exercise"?
by TimTurner 8 years ago
If you only need to go up one or two floors, TAKE THE STAIRS!If you weight 250 pounds and you take the elevator one flight of stairs, there is a reason why you weigh 250 pounds.If you are not limping or in a wheelchair, take the stairs!I live on the 10th floor of a 17-story dorm and it irritates me...
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