Students' take the stairs campaign
Staff and students stepped up to a healthier heart with Health students' take the stairs campaign.
Stephen Bahooshy, Public Health Nutrition Student and Health Editor for 'The Met' (Leeds Met Student Union Newspaper), lead the campaign, which encourages people to take the stairs instead of the lift.
The campaign was launched with a mass stair climb where staff and students competed against the clock to climb the 9 floors of Civic Quarter Building. The first to the top and winner of a one year Carnegie University Sports pass was Duncan Worth (Head of Web & Multimedia), followed closely by Nathan Dainty (Branding Assistant), other participants included students, Sally Williams, Thaybah Asghar and Kirsty McKensie.
Professor Richard Hogston, Dean of the Faculty of Health and June Copeman, Principal Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, met the climbers at the top of the stairs with refreshments and to congratulate the winner.
The Public Health Nutrition Students followed the launch with an information session and stall to raise awareness of the benefits of taking the stairs, with a calorie count competition.
Stephen, lead of 'take the stairs' said, "Let's be honest, we don't really need to take the lift up to the 3rd or 4th floors of the University, nor do we need to get the lift down. Even if you are going to the top of the University, you could take the lift half way and walk the rest. That way you'll still be increasing the amount of physical activity that you are doing, over time, you can work up to walking the whole way."
For more information contact Stephen Bahooshy at firstname.lastname@example.org