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We all know that exercise is one of the keys to good health and a longer life. But it’s not always easy to carve out big chunks of time to hit the gym, or go for a 3-mile run. The good news is – you can get plenty of health benefits by exercising in short bursts on your lunch break, or while doing chores around the house. Simply find the nearest staircase, and run up and down it a couple of times. Researchers from McMaster University found that very short, intense sessions of heart-pounding stair climbing have a major effect on heart health. Even if you’re working out just 10 minutes a day. Even better, it’s a type of exercise that can be done just about anywhere for free.

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