Start Small and Work Your Way Up
The average office worker/professional spends 70% of their day seated. The average american spends 13 hours a day seated and 8 hours a day sleeping.
Do the math.
Personally, I cannot sit for long periods of time. It drives me nuts.
Americans are becoming an increasingly sedentary population. Juststand.org calls it “Sitting Disease,” A term coined by the scientific community, used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle.”
In other words – it’s legit.
So why take a flight of stairs every once in awhile? Your Quads and Glutes will thank you. And yes, you will feel better.
Okay, so maybe leg day at the gym isn’t your thing. Yet. And maybe the stairwell isn’t the most glamorous of places. 2018 is all about getting back to the basics, and more often than not, the smallest changes can make some of the biggest differences.
Make the change.
Is it still exercise? Yes, it is. Stair climbing is considered low impact exercise, or those exercises designed to put little or no harmful stress on the body. And while stair climbing has been declared an organized sport, unless you are trying to set the next Guinness Book of Records record, start small and work your way up.
Start with a flight or two per day.
It’s free. If a personal trainer is not in your budget yet then be your own trainer.
Work up to taking two at a time. This will put even more emphasis on the Quads. Hold on to the railing for balance and focus on keeping the core tight. Yo booty, too. Feel the gluteous maximus engaged.
Before long you’ll have more pep in your step and finish a flight in no time.
Who says exercise isn’t free?
Fact World record stair climb
“The greatest vertical height climbing stairs in 12 hours is 13, 145 m (43, 128 ft 8in) and achieved by Christian Riedl (Germany) climbing Tower 185 in Frankfurt, Germany, on 28 September 2014.
Riedl made 71 ascents with each ascent comprising of 988 steps.”
Like I say, start small and work your way up.
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