Taking Health ‘A Step Further’

Some Ohio doctors are taking an idea a step farther.

They are climbing to better health, one step at a time at Cleveland’s Metro Health System.

Doctor Anthony Chang and Dale Cuthbertson are avid outdoorsmen, but preparing for an altitude hike in Wyoming while living in Cleveland is not easy.

That is why each day they climb to metro's 13th floor.

Eventually they added 30-pound backpacks and pretty soon others joined in.

The climbers say the stairs help hip stability and strength, which can reduce lower back pain.

And for inspiration, they try to reach the tops of some of the tallest structures in the world.

Cutherbertson said, "Pretty soon we advanced to the Sears tower in Chicago, the Petronis tower in Indonesia now we're currently on Mount Washington which is over six thousand feet."

All of the climbers try to do the stair routine at least once a day.

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