Monday, March 12, 2012

Body Q&A: Stairs Huff -n- Puff

  Why Do I Huff and Puff on Stairs...I Can Easily Run A Mile On The Treadmill?

  As anyone who has used a rolling suitcase knows, it's easier to pull a heavy object along a flat surface than it is to lift it.

 When you run on a treadmill, you're barely lifting any of your own body weight up.
Walking up a typical 45 degree staircase, on the other hand, requires you to pull 75% of your body weight against gravity.

 You may want to expand your regular exercise routine to include a stepper.


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