One of the first things that you will notice upon arriving at Boston College is the stairs. They are everywhere. It is tempting to find every conservable route from lower to middle campus that will render your journey stair-free, but here are five great reasons why you should consider working a staircase or two into your daily commute.
- Work it out: Instead of spending valuable minutes at the Plex, multitask by taking the stairs on the way to wherever you need to be.
- Healthy Heart: Committing yourself to taking the stairs instead of the elevator has been shown to lower bad and increase good cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Live longer: Believe it or not, taking the stairs can actually add years to your life just by increasing your level of physical activity and improving lung capacity, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
- Go green: By avoiding the elevator, you are saving energy and contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.
- No more lines: The worst is having to wait in line for the next elevator, elbow people out of the way to assure yourself a place on it, and then still arrive late to class. Avoid the hassle by taking the stairs – a much quicker and more time efficient way to get to class.