Stairing at life & death
PEOPLE who cannot climb four flights of stairs quickly are at greater risk of an early death, a study has found.
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 to climbing stairs. Study author and cardiologist Dr Jesus Peteiro said: “If you can walk very fast up three floors of stairs without stopping, or fast up four floors without stopping, you have good functional capacity. If not, it’s a good indication that you need more exercise.”