The Climb to the Site Office: a Fun and Healthy Exercise

The Site Office of our Gabriel Square Project is located in one of the houses just next to our project. To access the site office from the site every operative need to climb 42 steps.

To make their way up a little bit more fun and to show them the positive side of the climbing, we have introduced the attached signs. They have been located on the scaffold gates of the stairs – on the 14th and 28th step, and also one as they reach the top. The signs are giving them information relating to how many steps they have climbed, how many are left, and what the benefits of regular physical activity are.

Stair climbing can have a significant and positive impact on an individual’s health over time.

Unlike walking, which humans have evolved to do while burning minimal amounts of energy, stair climbing is classed as ‘vigorous’ physical activity and burns more calories per minute than jogging. The benefits of regular physical activity are well documented and include:

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • A stronger musculoskeletal system
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, obesity and type two diabetes
  • Promotion of weight loss and muscle tone gain

The signs were warmly welcomed by all site operatives.

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