45-year-old North Carolina man Walter Beals recently lost a ton of weight by climbing stairs on his lunch break. He used to be about 440 pounds. Then he started climbing the stairs at the courthouse where he works, and lost 170 pounds. So he’s down to about 270 now.
It’s a pretty extreme workout too: He walks up eight flights of stairs 12 times! Which is the equivalent of walking to the top of a 100-story building.
Here’s the best part: He met a woman online a while back named Susannah, who thought the stair thing was a cool idea. So she asked if she could come climb stairs with him and now they’re a couple.