Exercising should not be something that escapes your daily routine. If you lack time or motivation, maybe knowing that something as simple as climbing stairs makes a difference in your health, maybe you will be encouraged. Keep reading this article on the subject.

Claudia and her co-workers complain that they do not have time to exercise during the week: they blame the time they have to spend in their office, with that schedule, they say it is not possible. However, for all of them, exercise is important to feel healthy and in good spirits, so one day, tired of a sedentary lifestyle, they worked out a way to exercise during their work schedule: every day, at lunchtime, They climb the stairs that take them to their office on the 14th floor.

But not only do it at noon. Claudia also decided to start her workday climbing the stairs in the morning and many of her friends followed her. The other co-workers look at them as if they were “weirdos” but they say they feel very good and are planning to go up to the 20th floor during their lunch hour.

The truth is that climbing stairs is an excellent exercise that brings many benefits to your health. However, you do not have to climb so many floors to enjoy the benefits of climbing the stairs. If there is not a 20-story building at your fingertips, do not worry! There are several scientific investigations that say that climbing stairs, no matter how many, helps increase aerobic capacity and reduce cholesterol levels.

In addition, climbing the stairs is an excellent way to keep the muscles of the buttocks and legs, toned , fit.

In gyms, the machines that simulate stairs are increasingly popular. In addition to the cardiovascular benefits, these machines called climbers, offer resistance that you can graduate to tone the muscles of your legs, every time you push a pedal that simulates a step. It is a very complete exercise: it combines cardiovascular activity with muscular resistance exercises and, in addition, it is of low impact for your joints . Another advantage is that it is an exercise that can be done at any age.

Dr. Harvey Simon, a professor at the Harvard Medical School, told the New York Times  that some research in Canada determined that climbing stairs is a more demanding exercise than walking on a flat surface and, at the same time, lifting weights . In addition, Canadian researchers said that depending on weight, a person can burn up to 300 calories in 30 minutes.

So, if you’re still looking for the ideal exercise for you, how about you start climbing stairs? It will bring you all the benefits of a complete physical activity and you can do it wherever there are stairs. And if what you like is to go to the gym and use the machines, remember that the climber or the climbing machine are excellent allies to keep you in shape.

Follow the example of Claudia and her coworkers: you no longer have excuses to exercise and enjoy a healthier life.

 

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