Climbing at least 50 stairs daily can lower the risk of heart disease by nearly 20%, according to a study from the US Tulane University.
This reduction in risk extends to conditions such as strokes, coronary artery disease, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), which are leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
Researchers analyzed data from 450,000 adults in the UK Biobank and found that those who climbed more stairs had a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.
This form of exercise is especially effective for improving fitness and reducing heart disease risk, making it a practical option for those struggling to meet physical activity guidelines.
Moreover, climbing stairs offers unique advantages over walking on flat surfaces, as it engages more muscles, requires balance, and utilizes gross motor skills.
These findings underscore the potential of incorporating stair climbing into daily routines as an effective strategy to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Source: Oman News Agency