Climb stairs, avoid death

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PEO­PLE who can­not climb four flights of stairs quickly are at greater risk of an early death, a study has found.

And now doc­tors are urg­ing peo­ple to try a lung-bust­ing as­cent to gauge how fit they are.

If you strug­gle, it is a sign that you need to get more ex­er­cise if you want to live a long life.The re­search was based on a study of 12,615 peo­ple who were tested on their abil­ity to run on a tread­mill – an ex­er­cise com­pa­ra­ble with climb­ing stairs. The death rate from heart dis­ease was nearly three times higher in those who per­formed badly in the test.

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