Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mother's going GREEN Day 57 - Stair Climbing

Today's post is something simple. Something we can all start to do NOW. Climbing Stairs!

Whenever the opportunity presents itself, you can take the stairs. It will not kill you - only make you fitter, healthier and stronger.

I personally opt to take the stairs. My kids love to push all the buttons in the elevator or fight about who will get to push the button - so to avoid this we take the stairs. Okay if we have to go up 30 flights I would probably take the elevator - or if I have a stroller.

If you work/live on a high floor perhaps you could start by taking the stairs on the way down and maybe once a week take them up and work your way to taking the stairs 80% of the time. You could then cancel your gym membership. Saving you money.

Using an elevator requires energy (electricity). But then you say - It is using the energy whether I am on it or not. But if you are the only one on it - then the energy is just for you. And if you take the stairs it may inspire others to do the same.

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