Almost every fully functional gymnasium has a stair stepper. It is a machine that has stairs which keep moving down at a pace that can be altered. You can control the pace to create resistance and thereby utilize this machine to do cardiovascular exercises.
This machine is a great alternative to a flight of stairs that you may find in a stadium which may not be near your vicinity. But a stepper is a space saving gym equipment that provides you all the facilities to keep your body healthy and that too in the comfort of indoor space.
Benefits of Using a Stepper
Helps in Weight Loss
Just after a few days of using the stepper, you will realize that it burns a lot of calories. If you are suffering from diabetes, then this machine is particularly good. You can use this machine for a considerably long time and in some cases people use it for 60 minutes at a stretch, increasing and decreasing the speed at regular intervals to take a breather.
When you start using the stepper, the muscles that are targeted primarily are those of your legs. As the days go by, you will feel that your hips, calves and thighs get strengthened and the muscles get toned. Not only do you lose weight like this, but your appearance, posture and gait get improved.
Enhances Cardiovascular Fitness
The stepper exercises are mainly aerobics. This clearly implies that once you start working out during aerobics, your body will need more oxygen; and oxygen helps to burn fat.
This also has a positive effect on your heart as the blood pumping system gets enhanced and the circulation of blood in the entire body increases.
Stimulates Brain Chemicals
The fact that more and more people like you are turning towards gymnasiums is because all of you are health conscious. But the other positive effect that you are unaware of with regards to exercising is the brain stimulation. A fit body renders a healthy mind.
The main reason behind this is that as you start losing weight, and toning your muscles, your appearance improves and boosts your confidence. This is directly related to the surge of the chemicals in your brain. The stepper works towards that end.
Easy to use
Since you are quite balanced on your feet while using the stepper, it is safe to use even for people who have joint pains.
Who can use it?
Before you start any form of exercise, it is best to consult your physician. And if you are intent on using machines, then it is best to see the procedures and learn them from a certified gym instructor. Other than that, almost everyone can use the stepper.
Even if you have body ache or the pain is concentrated in your legs, you can use the stepper to increase your resistance. Since the machine comes with speed control and the option to increase or decrease the incline, you can use it as a great exercising machine.
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