MOVE and NowWeMOVE campaign are part of a Pan-European initiative, supported by the Community Games. The cross sector vision of MOVE is to get 100 million more Europeans active in regular sport and physical activity by 2020.
The first step to this in 2015 is a No Elevators Day, which will take place on Friday the 5th June. For one day we are asking people who are physically able, to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Did you know?
1. Walking up the stairs burns almost 700% the number of calories burned standing in an elevator
2. Two minutes of stair-climbing per day burns enough calories to eliminate the one pound the average adult gains each year
3. In one study, men who climbed at least 20 floors a week (about 3 floors a day) had a 20% lower risk of stroke and death from all causes
4. Stair-climbing has been shown to raise good cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health
We are asking you, your organisation, colleagues, employers, employees, family and friends to support the NED by taking the stairs on the 5th June.
All we ask is that you take some photographs or video footage of people taking the stairs and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Elevators Day is part of the NowWeMOVE campaign, supporting the European Week of Sport – #BeActive.
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