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Old 12-20-2015, 12:12 AM
 
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After walking up six flights of "steps" to the bridge of the USS Midway earlier this week, I think that I am going to pass on a lot of steps for a couple of weeks.


Actually, this is a moot point. I have no stairs in my house, in the places that I volunteer and the like. The only steps that I have is to get on the bus.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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My mother did the stairs (two flights in her house including the daily trip to the basement with laundry) till she was almost 90. She had one bathroom, on the second floor, so she did stairs throughout the day. She had really nice legs and a great figure. When we moved her to a one-floor house she went downhill fast in attitude and health and died the next year. If you are able to, take the stairs. Seems better than walking in terms of keeping fit.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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My mother did the stairs (two flights in her house including the daily trip to the basement with laundry) till she was almost 90. She had one bathroom, on the second floor, so she did stairs throughout the day. She had really nice legs and a great figure. When we moved her to a one-floor house she went downhill fast in attitude and health and died the next year. If you are able to, take the stairs. Seems better than walking in terms of keeping fit.



why did you move her to a one-floor house?
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:52 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I took the stairs to the top of the Washington monument. My wife took the elevator.

But that was 60 years apart. Pretty sure I would take the elevator today.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:07 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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In my town of 75,000 (200,000 in the msa), there aren't that many buildings that have elevators, so it isn't really a choice.

This house has a set of stairs (narrower and steeper than I'd like, particularly when carrying a laundry basket) and the door into the back yard is downstairs, so whenever the dog wants out I do the stairs here.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Always the stairs, even on our cruise last month. We hit rough seas, and the captain warned us not to. We did anyway and had a lot of fun. My wife is former Navy and has amazing sea legs of course, so she sprinted up the stairs like it was nothing. I exercise a lot and had fun, even though I've never cruised before, and for me it was like being on an amusement park ride, with the simultaneous vertical and horizontal motion of both myself and the ship
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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I make it a point to go up and down my stairs at home, (to the second floor), at least 10 times a day. We live in the mountains and there are stairs everywhere. There are also ramps and elevators. I will take the elevator if I have lot of things to carry, just to be safe. It is part of my fitness routine.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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Stairs. We've lived in a 3-level house for 23 years so we're used to them.
The only time we use an elevator is for climbs of 5 or more floors or if we're carrying bulky items.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I'm 67 years old and for me it's down stairs and up elevators.

But I do walk 1.1 miles in under 20 minutes (3.3 mph) at least five times weekly. I need to start doing it twice a day.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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Not a lot of elevators in my bldgs BUT I was involved in an inspection recently. The Fire Inspector (of all people) was extremely overweight and looked like he would stroke out if he climbed one more stair. So I suggested riding the elevator down. THEN he decides to test the Fire Protection features in the elevator and we got stuck for about 20 minutes. Me, the 2nd in command of the base, the Safety Rep, my Assistant Commander, Fire Inspector... it was great. (not) Fortunately for them I knew a couple of jokes..... awkward! Then, of course, everyone hears that I got stuck in an elevator with all those guys. AND I heard "who's idea was it to ride the elevator?" uh-huh. mine.
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