NEW ORLEANS — Looking for an easy way to boost your heart health? New research reveals that regularly climbing stairs might be your heart’s secret ally against a condition known as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). They categorized individuals based on how often they climbed stairs and monitored for any development of heart disease and related conditions. Think of your risk of developing heart disease as a score in a game — lower scores mean lower risks. Whether you have a family history of heart disease or not, taking the stairs could be your easy and effective path to a longer, healthier life.