Stepping It Up with Easy Exercise Ideas
I hate to exercise. I don’t join gyms because I will never go. I only exercise because I’ve prepaid, meeting a friend, or my dog is whining. But I do feel better when I exercise. I sleep better too. And while I am exercising a lot these days, I like exercise that is non-exercise. Here’s my first non-exercise exercise tip:
Stair Climbing 2 at a Time
- When you go UP the stairs, take the stairs two at a time.
- Alternate legs as you go up the stairs.
- Go DOWN the stairs one stair at a time. You don’t want to fall!
- Take your time going up the stairs. Speed doesn’t not matter!
I have 2 sets of stairs in my house, not counting the stairs that lead to my front door. I noticed that even though I exercise regularly: Vinyasa yoga, kickboxing/boxing, hiking with dog, and Zumba, my posterior needed more work.
I had taken a step sculpting class. You use plastic steps, small hand weights and stretch bands like these, and I was so sore for days after it, but only in my butt and thighs. I realized that kickboxing despite the kicking does not work the inner and outer thighs nor the butt enough. And strangely, though we did a lot of bicep and tricep work, my upper body was not sore AT ALL! Read more…