#UseTheStairs today – and spread the message to #BeActive every day!


Maria Malyshkina, ISCA

Today is No Elevators Day! We invite people all over the world in office buildings or apartment blocks, at universities and schools – or anyone who is travelling and commuting to get from A to B – to take the challenge to #UseTheStairs for their health and wellbeing and celebrate the 8th edition of No Elevators Day.

ISCA's Youth Officers invite you - even if just for a day - to #UseTheStairs everywhere you go 

On the last Wednesday of April every year we celebrate the joy of being active by doing something as simple as using the stairs instead of elevators and escalators.

Why join No Elevators Day?

Having an intense day at the office or school? Switch off, stand up, step up – take a brain break by running up a down a couple of flights.

Spending long hours commuting? Stretch your legs and raise your pulse by taking the stairs instead of escalators – or climb up the escalator instead of standing still.

Check out our infographic below for five reasons why we think you should be part of No Elevators Day.

Not a big fan of the stairs? Try looking at them differently! We have a few ideas for an easy stair workout.

Share how you #UseTheStairs

  • Show the world how you #UseTheStairs to exercise or take a brain break during the day – share your creative ideas on social media tagging NowWeMOVE accounts and make sure you use the hashtags #NoElevatorsDay and #UseTheStairs.
  • Share the number of flights you climb in our friendly Stairs Challenge.
  • If you want to make an even bigger impact, you can still organise a #NoElevatorsDay activity for your colleagues, neighbours, class mates or friends – watch the video to find out how.

We are looking forward to seeing your stair-climbing MOVEs and hope you enjoy #NoElevatorsDay – or, who knows, a #NoElevatorsLife? ;)