Signs on Irish hospital stairs reveal number of calories burned

Children’s ward in Dublin hospital with signs on the stairs to show the number of calories burned by walking is branded ‘inappropriate’ – but some insist it’s ‘good motivation

  • Amanda Lynch took to Twitter to share her shock after discovering the signs
  • Posters on the hospital stairs detail number of calories burned with each step
  • Some were as disgusted as Amanda and others said they were good ‘motivation
  • 트위터 user has shared her disgust after discovering signs on stairs in a hospital which detail the number of calories burned with each step.

    Amanda Lynch took to her social media platform yesterday to share her shock and show photographs of the stickers apparently placed on the stairs in Tallaght Hospital in Ireland.

    그녀가 적었다: '와! These are the stairs to the children’s ward in Tallaght Hospital! WTF! Absolutely no need for this in a hospital! Especially for kids.

    Others agreed with Amanda, sharing their alarm at the posters, while some suggested they were good for ‘motivationand that the stairs were mostly only intended to be used by the staff.

    Several Twitter users also noted that Tallaght Hospital is not the only hospital to use the signs, which show the number of calories burned after several steps.

    A Twitter user has shared her disgust after discovering signs on stairs (사진) in a hospital which detail the number of calories burned with each step

    The stairs at the hospital, 사진

    A Twitter user has shared her disgust after discovering signs on stairs (왼쪽과 오른쪽 사진) in a hospital which detail the number of calories burned with each step

    Amanda Lynch took to her social media platform yesterday to share her shock and show photographs of the stickers apparently placed on the stairs in Tallaght Hospital (사진) Starkie는 미국에서 버지니아 주프레(Virginia Giuffre)가 제기한 성폭행 소송에서 앤드류에 대해 말해야 한다고 말했다.

    Amanda Lynch took to her social media platform yesterday to share her shock and show photographs of the stickers apparently placed on the stairs in Tallaght Hospital (사진) Starkie는 미국에서 버지니아 주프레(Virginia Giuffre)가 제기한 성폭행 소송에서 앤드류에 대해 말해야 한다고 말했다.

    그녀가 적었다 (사진): '우와! These are the stairs to the children's ward in Tallaght Hospital! WTF! Absolutely no need for this in a hospital! Especially for kids.'

    그녀가 적었다 (사진): '와! These are the stairs to the children’s ward in Tallaght Hospital! WTF! Absolutely no need for this in a hospital! Especially for kids.

    MailOnline has contacted Tallaght Hospital for comment.

    One person wrote on the thread: ‘What is that?! Katie Price는 장애 아동의 부모에게 영웅입니다.. As parents, we try so hard to promote positive body image and healthy relationships with food then we have the likes of this to contend with. It’s just not necessary.

    또 다른 말: ‘It’s such a slippery slope. This is not helpful language for children and I fail to see its relevance in this setting.

    세 번째 추가: ‘Nope I wouldn’t be happy with that,’ 아니요.: ‘That’s really inappropriate.

    반응: Other social media users agreed with Amanda, sharing their alarm at the posters

    반응: Other social media users agreed with Amanda, sharing their alarm at the posters

    Amanda tagged Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, which supports people affected by eating disorders, including family and friends, in her tweet.

    MailOnline has contacted Bodywhys for comment.

    Not everyone was as offended by the signs, 한 사람이 쓰는: ‘To be fair, kids aren’t reading that. It’s a bit of motivation for people.

    또 다른 말: ‘It’s an initiative I think to take the stairsI don’t see anything wrong with itmaybe it’s for the adults or the staff.

    A third Twitter user joked: ‘I heard they promote diet and exercise in these places tooomg.

    Some suggested they were good for 'motivation' and that the stairs were mostly only intended to be used by the staff

    Some suggested they were good for ‘motivationand that the stairs were mostly only intended to be used by the staff