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Step It Up

When choosing our current home, we adopted the Betty White philosophy to living a long and healthy life.

When asked what her secret to a long life was, Betty replied in an interview with People magazine, “I have a two-story house and an awful memory,” she says, jokingly. “I’m up and down those stairs all the time.”

Did You Notice?

The coronavirus doesn’t care if you are rich, poor, a celebrity, or whatever your walk of life. The coronavirus is happy to send the grim reaper to your door.

According to an article in The Scientist, a magazine for people in the life sciences field, the most vulnerable are the elderly and people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, high blood pressure, and cancer. 2020-04-09

The coronavirus loves the long-term care facilities and the folks with the health conditions mentioned above. In Canada, we have passed our one-year mark in the COVID-19 world.  In addition, it reported that sixty-nine percent of the deaths occurred in long-term care and senior homes. 

The coronavirus will come for everyone if you let down your guard. Similarly, there are plenty of stories thought of young children and thirty-somethings dying from the coronavirus. The vaccine rollout will need to include everyone.


Stay at Home, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, Cough into Your Sleeve, not Your Hands are all great defensive guidelines. However, if you do venture out in public, wear a mask.


How often are we hearing stay home, stay healthy?

The keyword is healthy.  With exercise facilities closed, then open, closed, it is tough. However, there is one excellent health trick, and it requires no exercise equipment.  All you need is a good flight of stairs.

Betty White has been a trailblazer, ahead of her time with advice.

Is it no wonder stair climbing is recommended by doctors and health authorities worldwide? Above all, high-quality studies show: Climbing just eight flights of stairs a day lowers the average early mortality risk by 33%

What is a flight of stairs? A flight of stairs counted as approximately 10 feet (3 meters) of elevation gain (around 16 steps.)

In addition, seven minutes of stair climbing a day can halve the heart attack risk over ten years.


Part of my blog’s mission is ” Proposerity to All Aspects of Your Forever,” in conclusion, dispensing advice is simple; walking your talk is difficult.

In a recent blog; How to Diversify Your Finances, Health, and Knowledge Life

My wife and I treated ourselves and delayed our Christmas gifts until after the new year.  We purchased Apple Watches to monitor our health and have a tech device to motivate us to improve our physical health.

Part of the Apple Health App is the ability to measure your Flights of Stairs climbed. Above all, we made this effort to add more flights of stairs into our lives every day and since the pandemic.  We have gone from an average of nine flights a day to sixteen.

Now that my wife and I are raising our daily base of flights of stairs, in other words, we need to stay aware of this small but mighty change.

How do we keep our new level of stair climbing sustainable?

Adopt Base, Better, Best© Training Method

Part of coaching practice is a method I call Base, Better, Best.  I developed this method when I started to train for my first ever 1/2 marathon.  I was running 5 Kilometers for years and used this distance as my base.

I followed a 16-week program with the Running Room. However, halfway through the training program, I had built up to a base of being able to run 10 kilometres.

In conclusion, by the end of the 16 weeks, I had built a base of running a 1/2 marathon distance.

When I ran my first 1/2 marathon, my new goal became about breaking time goals, and over fifteen years, this is what I set out to do.

If you have never climbed a flight of stairs,  your base might be one flight. Above all, you need to start somewhere and feel comfortable with the number of flights you have chosen.

Knowing eight flights of stairs has incredible health benefits; therefore, by your halfway point (eight weeks), set a minimum of four flights of stairs a day and by week 16, build to eight flights of stairs a day.

Key In On Eight Flight of Stairs

Remember, in the beginning, One Flight of Stairs is your base. At the halfway mark, 4 Flights is your Better and Now at 16 weeks, 8 Flights of Stairs is your Best.

Should you maintain an average of eight flights of stairs a day for a month, for instance, you will have to set a new base. I will leave that up to you if you want to build upon something new.


Not all of you are heading back to work right away as the economy starts to open up.

The world will not have a vaccine for the next while. Therefore, why don’t you make a fundamental change in your health and add eight flights of stairs a day to your life?

Who knows how long you will need to take personal responsibility, in other words, until the medical world has a cure for COVID-19.

Step it Up and Be Counted.



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About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

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