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Wednesday, January 13, is National Take the Stairs Day

Posted at 4:05 AM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 08:56:11-05

(WXYZ) ROCHESTER, MI — Wednesday, January 13 is National Take the Stairs Day.

The days is aimed at encouraging people to stay fit and healthy by skipping the elevator and escalator and climbing up and down stairs. Taking the stairs can help tone your muscles, lose weight and improve your cardiovascular health.

According to the American Lung Association, more than 37.5 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease like asthma, COPD or lung cancer. Nearly 141 million Americans live in counties with unhealthy air. For more information about lung health and the American Lung Association, visit Lung.org or call the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA.