Climbing stairs - my new form of exercise

@mayka123 (9549)
India
November 25, 2012 3:03am CST
Since I stay on the top floor of the building I can walk any number of times up and down the stairs without being noticed by anyone. So I have from today started this as my new form of excercise. Have exactly twenty steps to go up. Went up 15 times today. Will try and increase it from tomorrow. This option is good for me since I am able to keep an eye in the kitchen while exercising so am able to prepare my food in the morning and do my daily exercise.
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@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
27 Nov 12
it nice that u find the ways. climb up and down rather than doing nothing. im also use stair too. my house at 2nd floor. so, sometime in 1 day 3-4 times i going out
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Dec 12
I too live on second floor. In addition to the regular climbing up and down for work I take time to climb up and down as a form of exercise which is good for health.
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@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
ya, its good. still can exercise even don't have much time
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
27 Nov 12
That's possibly the most effective to stay healthy. And it's absolutely free!! 15 times is really good to start off with. Keep going dear.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
1 Dec 12
Have increased to twenty now. Hope I can keep up with this for a long time.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
2 Dec 12
I hope you are able to do more than that and do well. Best of luck.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 12
At home, at work, anywhere you can exercise with ease. As long as there are stairs. According healthcommunities.com, go up the stairs on a regular basis can improve cardiovascular fitness and stamina. Up the stairs is an aerobic activity, which is good to train the heart and blood circulation. This will increase leg strength as well. If at the beginning feels heavy, start with 25 steps or more. Then gradually increase the number of steps. When climbing stairs or down, keep your back straight. You also may slightly bend forward from the hips. Climb the stairs two at a time in a single step is a good exercise for the muscles in the feet (especially the quadriceps) and gluteal muscle. However, people with knee problems should be careful when trying this exercise. And if your legs are short, you may be at risk of injuring a groin muscle. Going down the stairs is also good exercise. On the way down the stairs, you use thigh muscles quadriceps and hamstrings. Be careful not to stretch your knee while descending. If you down a lot of stairs, you can give excessive weight to the knee and thigh make you sick. Even so, the pain will be reduced with more frequent exercise. To improve your fitness, you can try to jump up and run a bit faster.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Dec 12
Thanks a lot for the tips. Will keep this in mind tomorrow when exercising. Was not concentrating on my posture all these days. These tips will indeed be very useful.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Hello mayka123! Really using the stairs as a somewhat your new form of exercise is a great thing. We may not noticed it that we are already doing an exercise by just walking, it has done a lot of benefits to our health. Just like you, I use the stairs in the school as my exercise since I have classes in the fifth floor.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
1 Dec 12
It was a good thing we did not have lift in school. That is when I learnt to use the stairs. It has become a habit for me now of using the stairs. I live on the second floor and this climbing stairs has been good for me.
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@hereandthere (20779)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
i know someone who takes care of a special child. part of his therapy is to carry a backpack and go up and down the stairs of their housing several times every morning. when the caregiver had her day off her friends were amazed at how much weight she had lost. i've lived in a bungalow all my life and there are no stairs near here. so when i go to the mall, i use the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Dec 12
Many peoples jobs involve a lot of walking so they get their share of exercise everyday. Its for people like us who have desk jobs and need to sit at the computer everyday that we have to take time to exercise.
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@gilenie (190)
25 Nov 12
wow thats good.Well my way of exercise is following a video of zumba dance in you tube.I already downloaded and save it on my laptop so that even if im on other place which doesnt have an internet connection i may be able to do my zumba.I already started a few wks ago it was fun. and really makes me sweat even in a few minutes.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Nov 12
I have heard of the zumba dance but not got a chance to see it. I have heard that it really helps one burn a lot of calories. May be should watch it once on you tube.
@iamm12 (68)
2 Dec 12
climbing stairs is really good exercise and very easy to do, you can loose weight as well as you get healthy limbs also.
@jeztrose (1406)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Having exercise really helps us to have a healthy body, we don't really need to have a heavy exercise, a light exercise will do,just to keep out body active all day.And climbing on stairs is really a good one.It's not tiring at all and doesn't need much effort to it.Great idea indeed.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
Yes this form of exercise is not tiring and I dont have to get dressed to go out anywhere and do it nor have to worry about suitable clothes like we have to think in other exercises. Just hope I dont give up half way as always happens with exercising.
@jeztrose (1406)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Right!! ahah exercising in gyms will really need to have an appropriate outfit and spend much money on that. Well i hope so,but don't just think about it as negative sot that it will not come into your mind to give up.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Oh thats good. You try to maximize and make some place in your house to be more useful and at the same time lead to healthy things since you are doing an exercise on it.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
Yes I have got this comfortable place where I can now exercise regularly without any interruption.
@jeztrose (1406)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
ahaha just don't think about the tiring thing. Thinking that it is tired really can make you give up. Just think that you can do it, so that your mind will be very much determined on continuing that.
• Japan
25 Nov 12
Oh that's nice very close from your kitchen?? we have stairs at home too but not longer nor the steps is just for home stairs haha?? I do treadmill 2-3 times a week at our basement and since its cold I have to wear 2 sweater to make sure ill get sweat haha
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
The stairs is just outside my house. So am able to walk up and down while preparing my lunch in the mornings before going to work. That way two things are done at one time.
• Japan
25 Nov 12
That's great that you are multitasking ??
@dpk262006 (52284)
• Delhi, India
25 Nov 12
Hi mayka! It is indeed a bright idea to climb up and down your stairs. Doctors also tell that if you can not go for a walk climbing up stairs and getting down is one of the best exercise and it will keep you fit. You could increase the periodicity by was of practice.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
Climbing stairs - Climbing stairs is just one of the forms of exercise.
Just happened to be standing outside my door and got this idea so started immediately. Now will keep some time aside for exercising everyday. Yes will increase the periodicity bit by bit.
@dpk262006 (52284)
• Delhi, India
25 Nov 12
The practice will surely help you in burning some amount of fats.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
hi, i have been try this kind of exercise too when my room was in the second floor,its really nice that kind of exercise because i was really sweat and burn some fats in my body and release some toxic in my body,but i stopped it because no time now to do that in the morning.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
16 Dec 12
I do not get time to exercise everyday. But whenever I get the opportunity I climb the steps whenever possible. It does make me feel good. Not much change in weight because I am not regular but the overall feel is good.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 12
Mayka, indeed climbing stairs is the most easiest form of exercise for our body. It is the natural way of exercising our body. When i was at my parents home, i always like to climb the stairs. For me, after climbing the stairs a few rounds, it makes me feel wonderful and fit. Even i see my weight goes down a little, when we are able to climb the stairs regularly. It is another good way to burn the fat in our body. Have a nice day and do take care always...
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Dec 12
Yes climbing up and down the stairs is a good way to burn the fats in our body. Dont know how much fat I have been able to burn in these couple of weeks but am feeling good about it and intend continuing this exercise for a long time.
• United States
26 Nov 12
Thanks for the inspiration. I live on the third floor of my apartment complex, so it would be very easy for me to adopt this habit too. I will start tomorrow!
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Dec 12
I hope you have started using the stairs more often now. How many times were you able to climb three floors in a day
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Thats a great Idea...enjoy your morning exercise..
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Dec 12
I have been enjoying my exercise all this while. Hope to continue for a long long time.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
25 Nov 12
ohhh God you feel climbing stairs means exercise but I feel very tired even if I go in second floor. My legs start paining. Total only 15 steps in my home.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
You get tired in only 15 steps? Thats bad. You should try and exercise more and try and walk more.
@prashu228 (18670)
• India
25 Nov 12
wow, that's good one , i do this sometimes and as i am really lazy i am not continuing it. But it is a good option .The way you started is good .
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
I too am very lazy when it comes to exercising. I just hope I continue this for a long time. Need to keep myself fit.
• Romania
25 Nov 12
Congratulations for fiding a way to work your body. Sport is good for you body and keeps you healthy
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Nov 12
Exercise - A fit body always keeps your brain fit.
Exercise keeps our body fit and that in turn keeps our mind active. Do you do any regular exercise to keep your body fit?
@savypat (20248)
• United States
25 Nov 12
Lucky you, stairs are a great way to exercise.
@nelerkz (467)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Wow, good for you !! That's a great form of exercise. Keep at it !!
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
2 Dec 12
I also think that climbing stairs is one of the new form of exercise and one of the best form of exercise. It is always good to climb stairs rather than going elevator. I think it is good to walk and to go up and down stairs.