A mile is equal to how many flights of stairs.

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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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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