The typical staircase consists of 12 steps. According to the Health Sciences Center at the University of New Mexico, a person weighing between 150 and 160 pounds will burn around 15 calories by climbing one flight of stairs three times per day.
Regular stair climbing is associated with numerous health benefits, such as weight loss, stress relaxation, increased leg strength, enhanced aerobic capacity, and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Compared to walking, ascending stairs burns twice as many calories. Stair climbing is considered a green activity because it uses only the body’s stored energy and requires no additional equipment.