Stair Power in Santa Monica

A recent article in Health gives insight to why walking up a set of stairs is much more challenging than jogging/running an equivalent distance.  Even if your main cardio workout consists of running on a treadmill or regular 5-k races, it shouldn’t be surprising if walking up a flight of stairs leaves you huffin’ and puffin’ for air. The article explains that this difference is due to the missing vertical element when running on flat ground.