Want to burn calories in the shortest time? Climb the stairs! Yes, climbing stairs burns more calories in a minute than jogging. Infact, climbing 3-5 floors during a day can reduce your risk of getting a stroke by a whopping 29%. This reduction happens even if you don’t exercise daily. Bet you never thought losing weight was that easy!

Department of Mental Health & Hygiene of New York City has introduced the trend of using staircases in a big way. They have put up eye catching neon green coloured stairs at public places. Their poster campaign holds true for all of us- ‘Burn calories, not electricity. Take the stairs!’

So when are you going to give the elevator a miss?

Learn more about New York City staircase campaign here.