This morning I took part in a fun initiative, organised by our administration to encourage people to lead healthier lives and to save energy into the bargain. Colleagues who wished to take part had their pulse and blood pressure taken on the ground floor of our Bertha Von Suttner building and were then invited to walk up the stairs to the fifth floor and, if they so wished, to the ninth floor, where their pulse and pressure were measured again. So I went along to fly the flag. Since I plan to run the 20 k on Sunday, I wasn’t surprised to be told that I was fit. But I was slightly surprised to discover that my blood pressure had improved after I had walked up nine flights of stairs. Curious, but great fun. The picture shows me at the fifth floor check point. The moral of the exercise is; take the stairs rather than the lift when you can. It keeps you fit and saves energy.