Burn calories, not electricity

By: proctor - June 19, 2008
New Yorkers are going to be reading signs in many buildings now that encourage them to take the stairs and burn calories instead of electricity. The city will provide the signs free of charge to any building who will post it. The message is clean (and green) and simple: "Burn calories, not electricity. Take the stairs."

In the health section of NYC.gov, the article explaining the new approach towards a healthier city begins with a simple message: "Like cars and trucks, elevators and escalators burn energy and harm the environment; they also promote obesity by keeping us physically inactive. Today, a coalition of city officials and private partners urged fellow New Yorkers to embrace a simple alternative: Take the Stairs!"

In an effort to go green, burn calories, and boost your energy, read this article to learn what else you can do. Whether you live in New York, the suburbs, or a country town, there are many ways to do a little old-fashioned physical activity in an effort to live a healthier and more active lifestyle and help the planet at the same time.

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I have been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2000 who has trained over 3000 hours. I specialize in pre- and post-natal fitness, stretching, running, and weight loss. Yoga is also a passion for me and a way of life. I received my Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in India and love to share the calmness, strength, and openness that yoga offers to people of all ages and abilities.

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