Calories Burned Climbing Stairs

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Stepping Down for Weight Loss

One experience that I have which involved stairs is when I worked in a tower some years back. My work station was at the top of the tower which was twenty-one stories up in the air.

On one particular day we had a fire drill practice; only the disabled were allowed to go to the lobby of the building using the elevator; everyone else had to pretend that we were having a real situation.

While I had plenty of experience walking up the stairs - because when I delivered paperwork to certain levels below my work station, I would use the stairs in returning rather than the elevator in order to stretch my legs - I learned that descending them could really give a body a set of sore legs. When we exercise - it's all about the muscles; certain activities work certain muscles. A person who is used to climbing and who doesn't experience soreness isn't guaranteed the same when descent is involved.

How Many Calories Will Climbing Stairs Burn?

On that note, let's view the number of calories that an individual can burn through climbing stairs. The increments are based on minutes in motion. While it's virtually impossible to do a continuous 90 minute cycle, the activity can be broken up into several 15 segments throughout the day.

Calories Burned Climbing Stairs Chart

Climbing Stairs

Minutes 15 30 45 60 75 90

WEIGHT IN POUNDS

CALORIES BURNED

105

107

214 321 428 535 642

110

112

224 336 448 560 672

115

117

234 351 468 585 702

120

122

244 366 488 610 732

125

128

256 384 512 640 768

130

133

266 399 532 665 798

140

143

286 429 572 715 858

150

153

306 459 612 765 918

160

163

326 489 652 815 978

170

173

346 519 692 865 1038

180

183

366 549 732 915 1098

190

193

386 579 772 965 1158

200

204

408 612 816 1020 1224

210

214

428 642 856 1070 1284

220

224

448 672 896 1120 1344

230

234

468 702 936 1170 1404

240

245

490 735 980 1225 1470

250

255

510 765 1020 1275 1530

Stepping Towards Weight Loss

All of us have one experience or another with a doctor that has come into our life due to a personal illness or accident - whether the situation involved a personal incident - or that of a loved one, friend or a casual acquaintance.


I saw one doctor many years back for a certain medical condition and he was a gem. He was likeable, knowledgeable and had a wonderful bedside manner because he tried to remain upbeat.

We were discussing parking issues at his clinic; he had been running a bit late for the appointment. There were numerous doctors who practiced in this particular building.

Nonetheless, the conversation quickly gravitated to my recent shopping experience and about how tickled that I had become in watching several vehicles circle the parking lot in search of the closest spot. I had waited in the car on my husband because we had taken one of our pets with us and someone had to remain in the car to keep it cool. Pets overheat rapidly; after all - they are dressed in fur coats and most species can't sweat like we-humans.

My husband was in the store for a good ten minutes and their was still one car circling the parking lot - one of which had been doing such when we had entered the lot. We tend to park far out and just walk to the store; it's a great way to get in a few extra steps without have to volley for a parking slot.

My doctor became very passionate about the subject and said yes - if everyone would just park away from the door, just those extra steps to the door and then back to the car would assist in getting in more exercise. Because he was so passionate about the topic, that moment has stuck with me. In addition, once the customer enters the store and starts walking the aisles - that's an even greater opportunity for exercise.

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