A new study suggests that climbing 50 stair steps daily may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks by as much as 20%. The study found that people who climbed 50 stairs over the course of a day reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease by 20% compared to people who did not climb any stairs daily.
Stair climbing can provide an enhanced form of aerobic exercise as it requires the body to work against gravity, engaging multiple muscle groups. This can help lower body weight, improve metabolic status, reduce inflammation, and lower the risk of other diseases that can contribute to heart disease, such as diabetes.
However, it’s important to note that stair climbing may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with joint problems or mobility issues. In such cases, other forms of exercise, such as walking on level ground, can also provide significant health benefits.
The study highlights the potential benefits of incorporating stair climbing into one’s daily routine for improved heart health, but individuals should choose exercise options that are appropriate for their fitness level and physical condition.