Nongprue steps up exercise push

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Suwat Rachatawattanakul, Deputy Mayor of Nongprue Municpality had the idea to make calorie burning stairs to use for both exercise and energy saving.
Suwat Rachatawattanakul, Deputy Mayor of Nongprue Municpality had the idea to make calorie burning stairs to use for both exercise and energy saving.

Nongprue is encouraging municipal workers to exercise by labeling steps at the sub-district office to show how many calories they can burn by not using the elevator.

Deputy Mayor Suwat Rachatawattanakul said he came up with the idea of the “calorie-burning stairs” and made it a reality with the help of the Public Health Department.

The department created labels showing how many calories are burned on each step up.  He hopes it will encourage public servants and visitors to the municipal hall to drop the kilos by stepping up their kilocalorie burn.

Suwat said the small effort is an example to sub-district schools and public buildings of how they can encourage people to exercise.