Taking the Stairs – For Fun

Yesterday, we wrote a post about the growing use of stand-up desks as a way to cut down on the amount of time workers sit throughout the day.   That an everyday item, like a desk, could help affect a key health behavior, made the trend a good example of how important our environment (those people, places, and things that surround us) can be when it comes to influencing many of the choices we make.

Shortly after writing that post, I harkened back to a video made in 2009 in Sweden that illustrates wonderfully – if anecdotally – that point as well.  It also shows that public health isn’t all equations and Brussels sprouts and journal articles.  Sometimes there’s no better driving force than a bit of fun.

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