Take the stairs
Join us for Take the Stairs Week 7-11 May
WIN with #takethestairs
At Stadium Stomp we love stairs. We know they have a stack of benefits that can help people feel better, move better and look better. It’s why we’ve started “Take the Stairs Week,” an initiative designed to get people moving, fight sedentary behaviour and reintroduce exercise back into daily activity using the urban stomping ground (the stairs) so many of us have within the buildings we work.
There are a few things you can do as part of “Take the Stairs Week” happening from 7-13 May, 2018:
- Download a poster, place it somewhere strategic within your workplace building and let the posters do the rest. Watch the video about this here.
- Take a photo or video of your poster in-situ and upload it to Instagram or Facebook using #takethestairs and @stadiumstomp; or
- Show us that you’re getting into the spirit of stair climbing by placing a photo or video of you and/or your workmates taking to the stairs, on Facebook or instagram using #takethestairs and @stadiumstomp. No posters required.
Don’t work in a building with stairs? No worries you can still be a part of “Take the Stairs Week” by doing point 3 above.
There’s over $1000 in prizes to give away from Thermoskin, 2XU and us, so start printing those posters and climbing those stairs during “Take the Stairs Week” to be involved.
Of course when you’re done with the office stairs you can join us and take on the ultimate stair climb at a Stadium Stomp event near you. If you’d like to learn more about Stadium Stomp click here.
Other amazing tidbits and stair climbing facts:
- Visual presence of stair climbing signs alone increases stair use by up to 20%.
- There has been a 30% decline in physical activity over the past two generations and this is largely due to desk bound office jobs the majority of us work in.
- You can burn 6 times more calories if you choose the stairs instead of the lift
- You can save up to 15 minutes per day just by ditching the lift and taking the stairs? You can save hours a month!
- For buildings with 5 floors or less it’s nearly always quicker to take the stairs
- Ditching the lift cuts carbon emissions. You’ll also be burning calories not electricity so stair climbing is better for the planet!
- Taking the stairs is an excellent contributor to reaching your “30 minute a day” exercise quota.
- 6 minutes of stair climbing a day over 8 weeks improves your endurance capacity by 10-15%
- Benefits are highest for those who are inactive and sedentary!