Consider the Stairs

GSA encourages employees, tenants, and visitors to step up to a healthier lifestyle and consider taking the stairs in its more than 9,600 owned and leased buildings throughout the federal government community.

GSA was directed to promote the use of stairs in all federal buildings in Public Law 109-115, Section 607 of GSA’s Appropriations Act for FY 2006.

Regular physical activity can help reduce risk for several diseases and health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and overweight and obesity. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 30 minutes of daily physical activity is key to maintaining overall good health and improving quality of life.

Last Reviewed: 2019-10-15