The UK Biobank survey, using data from the UK Biobank collected from 450,000 individuals, assessed participants' susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases based on family history, established risk factors, and genetic predispositions. The researchers also tested participants about their lifestyle habits and frequency of stair climbing, with a median follow-up time of 12.5 years.
The study not only confirms the efficacy of daily stair climbing but also suggests that even those with higher risk of heart disease can offset this risk through regular stair climbing. Dr. Qi emphasized the accessibility and affordability of stairs, indicating they could be utilized as a practical way of incorporating exercise into daily routines.
Qi said: He added that he was satisfied with the situation. It appears to be the key to a healthy heart, a simple flight of stairs may be the key to a healthy heart for many.