Office Challenge Tip of the Day No. 7: Make a Pledge to Take the Stairs!

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We hear this all of the time, but it’s so easy to get lazy and ride the elevator to the second floor. Even walking or jogging up a few flights of stairs elevates heart rate (cardio!) and leave you feeling inspired, energized—and leaner over time.

Also, take opportunities to get up and walk away from your desk — it’s a quick way to refresh your body and mind! Instead of checking your buddies’ latest Facebook stats, aim for short walks around the office two to three times a day for at least two to three minutes. These short breaks will help relieve the body of both physical and mental stress.

— Maura Manzo, health coach, Ryah Yoga and Health, 424 East Elm Street, Conshohocken, 610-834-1551,

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