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The new office gym: the stairwell

Forget the idea of a traditional office gym. One Boston-based group is taking to the stairs to get workers in the city’s tallest buildings moving.

Several times a week, members of ClimbCorps ascend and descend the stairs of the buildings where they work downtown as part of a Brigham and Women’s Hospital initiative. Currently in its first year, the program seeks to spread awareness of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in the country, and the disease that is also the most preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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