I agree completely!
[quote=“mixedvegetables”]Taking the stairs 8 or 9 times a day is definitely healthier simply because you’re moving significantly more than you would if you took an elevator or escalator. This won’t have the same effect as doing heavy aerobic exercise five times a week, but you could be healthier already without knowing it. For starters, you’re probably becoming way less lazy than the rest of us elevator people. Also, when people incorporate exercise into their everyday habits, their modes of thinking can suddenly shift: exercise is suddenly just a part of life - not something reserved for health clubs or parks.
Keep at it! :taz:[/quote]
Walking down the stairs isn’t really bad for your knees. It’s just that people tend to just “drop” themselves down the stairs, rather than walk, so that definitely impacts the knees.
You should definitely walk all the stairs you encounter. It’d be nice if you got more exercise on top of that… but it’s a start. PLUS, you won’t be lining up for five minutes just to take the escalator up - and you won’t be RUNNING to get on the escalator first!
But actually, regarding people who don’t exercise regularly… people with desk jobs are less fit than people who have jobs not at desks.