Diet & exercise is my main focus and I need to motivate myself really bad. Anyway, happy Monday to all! Hugs & kisses.

Intermittent Stair Climbing Improves Fitness

In a recent study, British researchers confirmed that some exercise is better than nothing.

Researchers found that for sedentary people, even a few minutes of daily stair climbing - a vigorous but easily accessible form of exercise - can improve cardiovascular health.

Previous studies have shown that accumulating short bouts of exercise can make a difference; this one shows just how short those bouts can be.

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.


Lolli said... @ August 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM

sistah nindot paminawon ning Diet & exercise, ma feel nako unsa ka healthy ang person nga mo maintain sa diet ug exercise.
Pssttt.. nakita nako tong usa ka site nimo ba, love it jud ay. hehhe

Phoebe said... @ August 6, 2007 at 2:04 PM

Bonjour Mme Carlots, You are right, this is a good reminder post. in fact exercise should be a part of our daily activities. I rand the stairs as well for 4 times and twice a week other than the treadmill and less carbohydrates although never commit to zero supply. a little of it will do no harm if we exercise daily. Once a month i take a protein diet for a week and back to normal diet again, although during my protein diet i take more cheese. In spain, at 830am I run for an hour in the hills. it just make me feel good then do some weights and skipping rope jumping.cheers

Raquel said... @ August 6, 2007 at 8:28 PM

Ka nindot unta naa koy disiplina sa exercise oi, maayo ra man ko sa sa pirmiro.

Re: Naa ko diri cge toplok2x puter, hapit na isa ka semana wala koy update, ambot, walay masulod sa akong utok. Cge lang ko edit sa akong gibuhat diri imbis taas na, mahimo na pod 1 sentence, cge lang edit kay way unod topic. He-he... :D

Carlota said... @ August 6, 2007 at 9:14 PM

@ Lolli => bitaw oi labi na jud matuman. Ako ani mabot nus-a pa maksugod. Salamat sistah ha.

@ mdm Phoebe => Bonjour madame. Wow- ha salute to you…an hour run in the hills? Golly, I can’t even do it in a flat surface. I will keep this in mind, sounds really good. Hope I can motivate myself. Salamat kaau Phoebz. Hugs!

@ Raquel => bitaw nindot mao sab ako maau lang pirmiro. I did lost 12 lbs pero I gained it back.  . can’t wait anang imong gi toplok2x I’m sure another interesting one.

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