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Take the Stairs

Who says taking the stairs is no fun?

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Because I spend a lot of time at a desk and because I eat pretty much all day long (the typical three, sometimes four meals, plus new foods to try at the office, plus testing recipes for the current issue, plus a nightly bowl of ice cream) I look for chances to walk. I’ll park at the far end of the lot; I’ll schedule extra time between appointments so that I can hoof it instead of cab it; I’ll take the stairs rather than the elevator or the escalator at every opportunity.

It’s this last one that drives everyone in my family crazy. Especially in airports, where the hike from gate to baggage claim often includes more than one chance to take the stairs. Only when I’m traveling with the dog do I have happy company on the stairs (I’d want out of that cramped little suitcase, too!). The others stand contentedly on the escalator while I take the stairs alongside; they ride the people mover, watching smugly as I try keep up. So you can image my delight when I came across this video about taking the stairs, a kind of experiment in what people will do when you make something fun.



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  • Winnie | 11/17/2009

    I'm also one of those people who always take the stairs -- airports, just about everywhere. But you probably have to take lots of stairs to burn off a bowl of ice cream!

  • Magbe | 11/17/2009

    So fun!! Never in L.A.

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