A pilot study in Sweden found that when sedentary people took the stairs for 12 weeks,
- VO2 max (used to measure aerobic capacity) increased by 8.6%,
- Mortality risk decreased by 15%,
- Body fat decreased by 1.7%,
- Waist circumference decreased by 1.8%,
- Diastolic blood pressure decreased by 2.3%, and
- LDL (lousy) cholesterol decreased by 3.9%!
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