How Many Staircases Make Up a Mile?

One mile is roughly equivalent to 52 flights of stairs. However, climbing stairs provides twice the amount of exercise as flat-surface walking does. Slowly ascending stairs burns two to three times as many calories in the same amount of time as swiftly walking on a flat area.

A mile of walking contains roughly 2,000 steps. There are 10 steps in a typical flight of stairs. Walking 38 paces on a flat surface is roughly equivalent to climbing a flight of stairs because climbing demands more energy.

According to a Harvard research, males who climbed an average of eight flights of stairs per day lived longer than those who walked an average of 1.3 miles each day.

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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