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
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... 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
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
I just did 60 minutes on a stair stepper resistance machine but it tells me I only burned 107 calories. That can't be right. I would burn that much walking for sixty minutes and this is much more difficult. Any thoughts?... Read more
I use the Shape Up On the Wii three days a week. Jenny McCarthy's avatar is encouraging. When it gets to easy the program note it and steps up the pace. She encourages with positive remarks. She is fun and challenging. I work out on the elliptical an... Read more
I noticed in Europe that everyone uses the stairs and not the elevator unless there was a good reason. I walked so many stairs while there that I felt like a stairmaster queen! Nothing better to firm up and build muscles.... 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
Over the years I have built up my stock of home gym equipment. While I currently have a gym membership, I find having a variety of home gym equipment helps to add more choices to my workouts, especially during the winter months when I can't make it... Read more
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