You know what always surprises me? The number of young (by which I mean, not elderly or infirm), able-bodied people who stand on escalators.
Why do they suddenly stop moving? Did they deposit a coin? Are they on a ride?
If everything today is about instant gratification, speed and short attention spans, then why does the lounge-on-the-escalator phenomenon persist?
I never ‘ride’ escalators, preferring to get exercise (great for the glutes), save time, and avoid the bad karma of blocking other people.
And I’d like to invite you to join me. Come on, gang!
If there are stairs, let’s use them. If there’s only an escalator, let’s keep moving.
- Save time
- Feel more energetic (standing around can be an energy-drainer)
- Burn calories (285 calories per 30 minutes for a person weighing 150 pounds [68.04 kg])
- Possibly motivate others.
So how about it?
Leave a comment if you’re willing to commit to abandoning escalators with me. Maybe we’ll even start a movement. *chuckles’
[Image by trentroche]