Climb your way to better health.
The same old exercise can get boring after a while. Treadmills and exercise bikes have been around for years, and you've probably used them often. But you can change it up and get a great workout by using a stair climber. There are numerous benefits of using a stair climber daily, including improving your health and fitness.
Using a stair climber daily will torch calories while toning your leg muscles.
Blast Away Fat
Currently more than two thirds of adult Americans are classified as overweight or obese, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Daily cardiovascular exercise, like the stair climber, can help you lower your body fat and maintain a healthy body weight. To lose 1 pound of fat you need to burn an extra 3,500 calories. In one hour on the stair machine a 160-pound person can burn about 657 calories. That's more than 1 pound of fat lost each week. As the fat in your legs decreases you will also reveal more toned, defined leg muscles from all of the climbing.
Avoid Huffing and Puffing
Stair machines use the large muscles in your legs to raise your heart rate and burn calories. When you raise your heart rate, your respiration also increases. In the beginning, it may be very challenging to do a stair climber workout. But as the days progress you should become more fit, meaning your cardiorespiratory endurance will improve and activities such as climbing the stairs in your house will be easier to perform.
Boost Your Health
People who perform cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis decrease their risk of disease, according to Mayo Clinic.com. High levels of cardiorespiratory fitness correlate to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and even forms of cancer. Cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer of men and women, but regular stair-climbing sessions combat high blood pressure and cholesterol, which contribute to heart attacks. Keep climbing to live a longer, and healthier, life.
Keep Going and Going
People who exercise daily have increased energy. By using that stair climber your body will become more efficient at using energy, and getting rid of waste, at the cellular level. With every cell in your body using energy effectively, you'll more energy during the day. You will also probably sleep better at night and nap less, which improves your energy levels.