Staircases are one of the oldest structures in the history of architecture. Some have a practical purpose and some are works of art, but all of them can take you to a higher level- in terms of both elevation and fitness. “The Harvard Alumni Study found that men who average at least eight flights a day enjoy a 33 percent lower mortality rate than men who are sedentary — and that’s even better than the 22 percent lower death rate men earned by walking 1.3 miles a day.” It’s amazing how much money the fitness industry has made off of new equipment when most people have had free access to this effective tool since the beginning of civilization!
We searched Instagram for some of the most interesting stairways around the world to share with our lovely readers. If you like a pic, be sure to click on the link and show the Instagrammer some love. Our theme for next week will be farms, so get out your overalls, roll around with some barnyard pals, and snap some pics while you’re at it! If you’d like to see your picture featured here next week, upload it to Instagram and tag it #farm @visualnews. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading.