Exercise: Climbing Stairs

Aerobic Office Exercise

Stair climbing is a great no-gym workout that you can easily fit into your home or office routine. This activity is low-impact and safe for as long as you keep proper form.


  • Wear good supportive shoes. “Cross-training” or aerobic shoes are best, running shoes do not give your feet enough lateral support.
  • Make sure there is enough light in the stairwell for you to watch your steps.
  • Good ventilation is a must.
  • To prevent an overuse injury (caused by repetitively doing the same activity), alternate with another activity (walking, swimming, cycling, dancing, etc.).
  • Pay attention to how your knees and lower back feel after a few weeks of starting a stair-climbing program.

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