Study cites value of signs promoting stairwell use

01/15/2014 | Reuters

Employees who worked in offices that put up signs suggesting the use of stairs were about three times more likely to utilize them, and stairwells with natural lighting showed greater usage than darker ones, a study in Preventive Medicine indicated. Researchers also found that stairwell signs led more participants to take at least one flight of stairs at work daily, and that men and leaner individuals were more likely than women and heavier participants to use them.

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