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Take the stairs


Going Up: The health & counselling centre's associate director for health promotion Tara Black (left) and health promotion outreach assistant Michelle Burtnyk want everyone to just say no to elevators and flex your legs in support of the centre's SFU Takes the Stairs program

SFU takes the Stairs

January 11, 2007

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Get the new year off to a healthy start—take the stairs.

Starting in mid-January, over 70 campus personalities will appear on SFU Takes the Stairs posters near elevators and staircases at all campuses. It's a winter-active initiative from the health and counselling centre's health promotion team to promote active living in daily routines.

Why take the Stairs?

- It's a free workout
- It's often faster than taking the elevator
- It improves your heart health
- It helps you breathe better
- It boosts your mood and relieves stress
- Even two flights a day can help you achieve a healthy body weight

Watch for SFU peer health educators near various staircases from mid-January to mid-February: they'll be on-site with fun games and contests to encourage stair use.
You can also email the health promotion team at health_promo@sfu.ca to receive their monthly Healthy you, Healthy SFU e-newsletter and a special SFU takes the Stairs edition, filled with great tips to staying healthy and active, and many chances to win great prizes.
For more information about this program, please contact Tara Black at 604-291-4587 or Michelle Burtnyk at 604-291-5470. For information about this and other health and counselling centre services, please visit www.sfu.ca/hccc.
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