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Take the stairs, step into fitness

Updated: 2013-01-23 07:59
By Ray Kuka in Shanghai ( China Daily)

Take the stairs, step into fitness

I'm surprised there aren't more Chinese rugby players and wrestlers given the population's ability to push and shove every morning on the metro.

Don't get me wrong. I'm all for being roughed up because I understand that time is money, and there's nothing more infuriating for a city dweller than being forced to wait on the platform while a train, that's too full to board, is staring you down.

But when it comes to tension in the mob forcing their way on to the escalator while a set of stairs remains idle, I'm dumbfounded. It's made me believe that the lack of athletes in the aforementioned sports could be attributed to one thing: poor general fitness levels.

Take the stairs, step into fitness

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