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Next time you're running the stairs or just climbing them up to your apartment, take every other step.
You'll burn more calories - up to 90 extra an hour - than if you climb the stairs one by one, according to a new study at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.
"You use bigger muscle groups when you skip a step," lead author Jinger Gottschall, Ph.D., says. "Since these muscles require more energy to be active, you'll end up burning more calories."
- Published in Fitness Magazine February 2011