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I’m serious… take the stairs.
I constantly hear that 1) we should be saving energy, and 2) we should be more active to improve our health. Well, I have a pretty easy solution, take the stairs rather than the elevator. You get where you want to go, avoid using the elevator (and associated energy usage), and get in a little exercise.
It seems simple but so many buildings, in LA at least, are built so that it is actually inconvenient to use the stairs. I’m not sure why those who design and build these structures construct layouts which discourage the use of stairs, but it is a shame. Running errands recently, I was in a 6 story building which also had a basement. I needed to get to the basement and planned to take the stairs, especially after I noticed the crowd at the elevator bank. Turns out the stairwells are way in the back of the building, totally out of the weigh. This definitely discourages people from taking the stairs.
Anyway, take the stairs. If you want to figure out exactly how many extra calories you’re burning check out this website.