Climbing stairs - my new form of exercise
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
• 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.
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.
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...