OT - Tone-up Tuesday
Shoot for the stairs!!
Yes, I meant 'stairs', not 'stars'. Climbing stairs is excellent exercise. You will burn up to 50% more calories climbing stairs at a slow pace that you would walking briskly on level ground.
Climbing stairs immediately raises your heart rate, maximizing your cardio benefits. It is also a great way to increase core muscle strength - glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, abs, and calves - thus toning your body better. One of the best ways to lose belly fat is to get your legs working!
Climbing just eight flights of stairs a day lowers average early mortality risk by 33% Seven minutes stair climbing a day can halve the risk of heart attack over 10 years. Just two minutes extra stair climbing a day is enough to stop average middle age weight gain.
BONUS: You can climb stairs in all seasons, rain or shine. Get climbing!!
Here are two stair workouts: