If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying you... Read more
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice concerning the cardio portion of my workout. For a couple of months I have done 30 minutes a day on the arc trainer. I started at a resistance of 15 and am now at resistance 20. A trainer at my gym su... Read more
My question is about a stair climber, which is like a short escalator, not the stairmill, which is two pedals that go up and down.
How does a stair climber compare to real stairs? It's probably easier than real stairs, so is there something I... Read more
I climb the stairs at work every day, but I cannot find it to list in my exercises tracker. I can add it myself, but how do I know how many calories I burn? Also, do I need to know the number of stairs I climb? Any help will be appreciated.... Read more
How bad would it be not to focus quite as much this weekend? I have plans to walk and exercise, possibly even longer hikes, because we will be camping. I am excited to go, but am frustrated with my lack of weight loss lately. I seem to be having issu... Read more
Keep some exercise gadgets in the living room as a reminder to get moving while watching t.v. I have a mini stair stepper and step bench that I use all the time! Plus they are less noisy then my treadmill!... Read more
Do a whole body mini workout on the stairs. Do one set (15-20 reps) of: -Stair-push ups (like wall push-ups, but uses more of your body weight)-Step-ups (take two stairs if you can)-Single-leg calf raises-Then sprint one flight up and back down. Re... Read more
Do you find it hard to sneak away from your desk, your family, or your other obligations to squeeze in a workout? I certainly do, especially when it comes to strength training.But then I was sidelined by back pain yet again, along with a couple of ot... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
I honestly have very little will power and Iíll be the first to admit it. So, how did I lose 150 pounds and counting? How did I make it through a whole year of a plateau after losing 100 pounds? How do I get... Read more
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