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Aerobic fitness takes a monumental step up

Monumental - Stair Climbing Game Free Rating 9/10

Lines get blurred with Monumental, the stair-climbing game. It is a fitness app, but the graphics are cartoonish, so you can almost imagine you are at home playing a computer game.

Tuesday, 6 March, 2012, 12:00am

Escalating tensions

The Mid-Levels escalator, the world's longest covered outdoor escalator system, is a modern marvel. Well, it is when it's working, which appears to be hardly ever.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Workout that fits the bill

The push-up is one of the best-known exercises in the world. It is practised at school during PE lessons, in the army and police force, and by athletes from a wide range of sports. But there's more than one type of push-up.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

What a relief that universities know what our young need to learn

Is it any wonder people are decrying falling standards among today's university students? It appears these young scholars cannot be trusted with simple tasks successfully taught to generations of toddlers and young children, such as how to ride escalators safely and responsibly.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

If handrails have to be placed on paths, they mustn't spoil the view

With Hong Kong's greying population there will be a growing number of people with ample leisure time and little income, placing an increasing demand on the 'walkability' of our city.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Lifts link hospital to street below

Patients and visitors entering United Christian Hospital from Hip Wo Street no longer need to climb several flights of stairs after two passenger lifts linking the hospital - which is on a hill - and the street below were opened yesterday. The hospital expects about 5,000 people to use the lifts every day.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Don't walk on escalators, consumer watchdog says

Number of accidents has doubled in three years

The city's consumer watchdog is advising people not to walk on escalators, citing a near-doubling in the number of escalator-related accidents in the past three years, to 1,092.

If able-bodied adults are in such a rush they have to walk while on escalators, then they should hold the handrail tightly, it says.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Survivor wishes he could forget

Hong Kong-born engineer Louie Kam-ming was in the World Trade Centre on the fateful morning of September 11, 2001 when two passenger jets slammed into the twin towers in downtown New York. Against the odds, he survived when 2,749 others did not.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Weary residents left high and dry

Residents of the blast-damaged Wai King Building face living without water supply or lifts for up to five days.

Many residents of the Ngau Tau Kok high-rise have moved out since Tuesday's gas explosion, but others are struggling up darkened stairs lugging buckets of water.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Talk the walk

Last week, I described how our busy lives - especially the hours spent in front of computer screens - were depriving us of the exercise we need to keep our bodies functioning well.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am