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    FIT TIP: It's a choice

    What if you could strengthen your lungs and heart, burn calories, and feel better all by making one simple choice every day... would you? 

    Taking the stairs is a simple and effective way to achieve all of the aforementioned benefits and it’s free! Stairs are in every building on campus, all you have to do is choose to use them. Stair climbing for just 10 minutes a day throughout your workweek, will total 50 minutes of heart-strengthening exercise, putting you well on your way to becoming fit and achieving your weekly 150. Accelerate on the straight-aways and take two steps at a time every other flight for a real leg burn! 

    Next time you are standing in front of the elevator waiting for the door to open, remember; your health and wellness is a choice and the stairs are a simple one!