Thursday, January 13, 2011

No. 0997 Stairclimbing Heaven

"Elevators are for wimps"

Egypt, or at least Cairo, is a place teeming with multitudes of towering apartment buildings.

After a long day at work, you come home and find that you have to climb four, perhaps seven, or quite possibly even more flights of stairs. Either your building doesn't have an elevator (like mine) or perhaps yours is out of order or is crowded with people. 

FABULOUS I say! Fabulous.

In a city where there are not enough walking spaces or bicycle paths, having to climb up and down a flight of stairs at least twice a day is a blessing in disguise.

Stairclimbing is a fabulous aerobic exercise (especially if you are laden with packages and/or with a small child).

In fact, climbing stairs provides you with a total body workout, burning calories in half the time of other exercise!

The feeling you get when you finally reach your destination floor is incredible. Each time my young 4 year old does it, I congratulate her and tell her I'm so proud of her for making it all the way to the top by herself. 

Cairenes, next time you are tired and not feeling up to the climb, get yourself pumped by thinking about these guys:

FABULOUS Running Raw video on US Bank Tower StairClimb

Or listen to these guys:

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

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