Taking the stairs is a good way to do some exercise and it makes you lose weight and tone up your body.
Summer is around the corner, but your responsibilities do not allow you to take care of your body. You do not have time to do some cardio, to go for a run or for a walk or to go to the gym. Do not worry; there is an easy way to lose weight and prepare yourself for summer, especially if you are not used to great efforts and you lead a sedentary life. I am talking about taking the stairs.
Taking the stairs makes you lose weight
Now you should not find excuses. Avoid the elevator and take the stairs, your body will thank you. An American research proved that if you take the stairs every day, you could lose 2 kilos and more in a year. Taking the stairs is good not only for losing weight, but also for toning up your muscles, especially those of legs and your glutes. As all types of exercises, you should start gradually and week after week, you can increase your effort. After one month, you can see the change in the way you feel. You will feel more in shape and this will be a motivation to exercise more.
Taking the stairs while running
If you already do some type of exercise, taking the stairs is a good option to vary your workout and boost your metabolism. It is important to do an interval training in order to boost your metabolism and not get used to a certain type of workout. Taking the stair during your walk or during your run is a way to intensify your workout. Depending on your physical preparation and your resistance, take the stairs the times you are able to, starting gradually and increasing week after week.
With constancy and willpower, you will see after a month the change, and not only on your body, but also on your breath.
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