Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Kosice - Faculty of Medicine

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Medical students encouraged others for walking the stairs

    The event "Move to Stairs!"  was organized by the Association of Medical Students in Košice  and took place at the building  of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Twenty six medics encouraged their colleagues, teachers and other faculty staff members to exchange the comfortable - using of elevators - for the healthier - walking the stairs - on the occasion of the European No Elevators Day between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The 204 registered participants- 139 women and 65 men walked through all 10 floors of the building and on each of them they attended a spot focused on a different field of a health prevention.
    The aim of the event was to promote the use of simple and accessible physical activity and to encourage as many people as  possible to not use the elevators and walk the stairs. In addition to presenting the movement, being a part of a healthy lifestyle as an important element in the prevention of the many contemporary civilization diseases, the action was also aimed at the prevention of certain diseases.

Last update: 02.05.2017