In our trials involving more than 250,000 stair/lift journeys, stair climbing increased by up to 29% when the building was equipped with StepJockey smart signs. When office workers were able to track and gamify their stair climbing, stair use jumped by over 500%.
According to Professor Alan Batterham, Professor in Exercise at Teesside University, and an advisor to StepJockey, stair climbing is a surprising powerful form of exercise and it has benefits that go beyond weight loss.
"Building a vigorous physical activity like stair climbing into your daily routine is an excellent, time-efficient way to help increase your fitness and control your weight," said Professor Batterham. "You also reduce your risk of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast and colon cancers."
StepJockey is also available to companies and organisations who want to build the initiative into their existing health and wellbeing plans for employees.