The distance of one mile is just over 52 flights of stairs. Climbing stairs, on the other hand, provides twice the amount of exercise as walking on a flat area. Slowly climbing stairs burns two to three times as many calories as walking swiftly on a flat area in the same length of time.
A mile contains around 2,000 steps when walking. A basic stairwell has ten steps. Because the uphill motion demands greater work, climbing a flight is about equivalent to walking 38 paces on a flat terrain. According to a Harvard research, males who climbed eight flights of stairs on a daily basis had a lower death rate than men who walked 1.3 miles on a daily basis.
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