Opening the Stairwells: Big Benefits, Low Risk

From our friends at Public Health Law and Policy:
IMG_0338Many office workers in America spend the bulk of their day sitting at a desk. Study after study shows that sedentary living shortens lives – and taking the stairs instead of the elevator can be an easy way to work a little exercise into the day.

But some property owners and managers are afraid they’ll be responsible for injuries and extra maintenance if they open the stairwells in their building.

The good news is that our research shows that there’s little to fear and much to gain by opening the stairwells – and we’ve just produced a new set of materials to explain why.

Download our research and outreach tools today to learn more about the risks and benefits of opening stairwells for physical activity – and then contact us for help putting these tools to work in your community.

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