Another way to increase your physical activity is to take the stairs. It's an activity that is easy to do and no special equipment is needed.
Taking the stairs will help you reach the minimum recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
Taking the stairs regularly improves your bone strength, cholesterol levels and general health. It can also help you reach or stay at a healthy body weight.
Step into Health
This is a free program that promotes stair climbing in buildings. A Public Health nurse can help organizations in Toronto to promote the Step into Health (PDF) program in their buildings.