Sex and stairs

Sex and stairs — sounds painful, right? Wrong.

Oh, you were thinking about sex on stairs? Wrong again.

Dr. Harvey Simon wrote about sex and stairs at The New York Times website today. But he was writing about using stairs as a fitness tool:

Even today, cardiologists tell heart patients they are fit enough to have sex if they can walk up two or three flights [of stairs] comfortably …

Here are two highlights from his article:

  • People who climb stairs burn calories two to three times faster than people who walk spryly on level ground.
  • If the mortality rate of men who are sedentary is X, then the rate for men who walk 1.3 miles daily is 78% of X, but the rate for men who climb eight flights of steps daily is 67% of X.

Go here for the full article.

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