Monday, November 16, 2009

Unintentional Exercise


An escalator and a set of stairs... guess which one is empty. Can someone please explain this troublesome aversion towards burning a few extra, unwanted Calories? At the same time, many people who avoid the stairs also have gym memberships. This baffles me; it’s free exercise!

While using the airport and BART in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but notice this phenomenon, as evident in this photo I took. The only thing this contributes to is obesity, type II diabetes, cardiac disease, and lonely stairwells. It’s criminal. Taking the stairs is an excellent opportunity to practice preventative medicine. Therefore, I implore you to take the stairs unless you are handicapped, injured, or carrying luggage.

I live on a 3rd floor, but I only take the elevator/escalator if I have luggage, or if I am with friends that abhor the use of stairs. In fact, I have come to realize that it is socially unacceptable to take the stairs. It really is. I’ve been in the company of elevator/escalator-users, but I took the stairs, instead. It was awkward. Today’s message, my growing friends: exercise whenever possible! It won’t kill you; it might even keep you alive.

See you in the stairwell.

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