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Thursday, May 10, 2012

More on the Benefits of Stair Climbing



I really liked this study:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743500906340 Abstract: Twenty-two sedentary college-aged women walked up 199 steps – more than you’re likely to find at home, but doable in a high-rise – in 2.25 minutes, a “brisk but comfortable” pace which shot their heart rates up to 90 percent of their predicted maximum.

They progressed from one ascent per day during the first week to six ascents per day, for a total of 13.5 minutes over the course of a day,during the sixth and seventh weeks.

By the end of this modest exercise program, the women were measurably more fit: Heart rate, oxygen uptake and blood lactate levels during climbing were reduced, and their HDL (”good”) cholesterol levels had increased.

Another article on stair climbing here:http://gymequipmentinformation.com/stair-climber

1 comment:

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