January 10th National Take the Stairs Day

If you want to move up in the world, take the stairs. They may not be as easy as the elevator or as daring as being catapulted into space, but they are steady and they are healthier. Those who take the stairs get where they are going based on a solid foundation.

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Now if you see stairs going up but can’t see where they lead they are probably okay. I would not take stairs leading down that you have no idea of what you might land on. The day was originally created January 6th, 2016 and established as the second Wednesday in January. January 6th was not even close to the second Wednesday in the month and no one seems to know who created it, but here it is January 10th this year and it is National Take the Stairs Day.

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Really though, if you would use the stairs instead of riding the escalator (Which are sort of stairs anyway) or the elevator you will help yourself considerably. You will burn calories, build muscle and it might even give you time to think. (Though you may be thinking… “Why didn’t I take the elevator?”)

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And you have to consider the person that got there before the stairs were built. They actually had to build them, or have them built. What was so important up there that they had to get to it!?! Aren’t mountains themselves sort of like stairs?

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If you’ve ever been caught in an elevator that stopped working you probably would tend to use the stairs more and there are places to reach that only a set of stairs can get you there.

How to celebrate – Take the stairs today. Build a set of stairs in your house, even if they don’t lead anywhere. Put climbing stairs as a part of your health regimen.

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January 11th National Take The Stairs Day

Did you know that there is a sport involving athletes that run up stairs!?! Gee, I can barely walk up them! Today we often use an escalator or an elevator to get where we are going requiring no effort at all. In the old days, before they had escalators and elevators, stairs were the only way to move up in the world.

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Mansions and plantations were normally several stories tall and required one to go up and down stairs to get to whatever part of the house they desired to go to. Of course, buildings back then were not the 95 story monsters they are today but still it required an effort most do not put out today.

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But it is a way to get healthy, or stay healthy. A person weighing 160 pounds will burn about 30 calories for every 3 minutes of going up stairs. Running will burn even more and though it was not listed, I imagine the rewards for heavier people are even more. Of course you have to mind your heart and any other health conditions you may have.

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I found several stair climbing days listed, this one happens to be the National Take The Stairs Day, the second Wednesday of January. It was begun on January 6th, 2016. Really, you should take the stairs every day. There are even Apps you can put on your phone to count the steps you’ve taken!

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And if you happen to work at the above location, you’ll get plenty of stairs to climb daily. And then there are the ultimate set of stairs…

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… those to Heaven.

How to celebrate – Use stairs today instead of any other mode you may come across. Start your own regimen of stair climbing. Join a stair climbing club.