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Stroke

Climbing stairs

02/16/2006

Question:

When I walk up five flights of stairs I get really tired but not burnt out. I am 50 years old and I was wondering if I should be concerned about this. After a week or so I was able to walk the stairs without tiredness.

Answer:

It sounds like you have increased your level of fitness through exercise. Exercise is very good for your long term health, and if you can climb 5 flights without being tired then you are probably in very good health. Keep up the good work!

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Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati