No Elevators Day 2024 on 24 April - #UseTheStairs to step towards a healthier lifestyle!


Maria Malyshkina, ISCA

How to get more people to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle? We suggest a simple solution: just #UseTheStairs! Join No Elevators Day on 24 April 2024 online and offline, as we invite people all over the world to take the challenge to #UseTheStairs for their health and wellbeing.

No Elevators Day 2023 in Bulgaria by DG No20 "Mir" city Stara Zagora
Photo here and in the thumbnail provided by BG Be Active (Bulgaria)

Fun fact first: 2024 marks the 10th edition of No Elevators Day. On the last Wednesday of April every year - for ten years now - we celebrate the joy of being active by doing something as simple as using the stairs instead of elevators and escalators and share their efforts on social media with campaign's hashtags to celebrate No Elevators Day. The link below takes you to the website of the No Elevators Day campaign where you can find all the information about the event, read the latest news and access the (freshly updated!) resources:

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Whether you're a physical activity promoter, an organisation's lead looking for simple solutions to enhance the mental wellbeing of your team, or just a big fan of movement - and especially if you are not, you're invited to take the challenge to #UseTheStairs for their health and wellbeing and share their efforts on social media with campaign's hashtags to celebrate No Elevators Day.

Why climb stairs, you ask? Because #EveryMoveCounts! By opting for the stairs instead of the elevator, you're not just getting from point A to point B; you're investing in your health and wellbeing. Small changes add up to big results, and using the stairs is a fantastic way to start. It's a simple yet effective way to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.

Kick-off meeting for an Erasmus plus project Moving for Health in Ljubljana - in the spirit of No Elevators Day!

Sometimes, the most ordinary things can serve as a great tool for self-care. Regular physical activity breaks, integrated into your daily routines, can boost your mental and physical wellbeing. Help more people learn the benefits of active leisure (such as taking a break when you #UseTheStairs) - join in by registering an event or sharing photos on the day with the hashtags #NoElevatorsDay and #UseTheStairs. 

Feeling inspired enough to become a #UseTheStairs ambassador? Join the campaign as a #MOVEAgent, and you can help even more people get all the benefits of being an active person! On 24 April you can organise No Elevators Day events in your local community. We have many ideas and tips for implementation available and even more resources. Check out this video to find out how to organise a No Elevators Day event on your own:

Let's make a commitment to ourselves and each other to #UseTheStairs on 24 April. Together, we can inspire a healthier, more active world, one step at a time! Are you in?

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