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Exercise Stepper Benefits

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Exercise Stepper Benefits
Stepping machines burn calories. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Overview

Cardiovascular exercise involves the major muscle groups performing work for long durations with little to no added resistance. An exercise stepper is a cardiovascular machine that has two pedals that you place your feet on and stationary handles to hold for balance. You move the pedals up and down in a smooth motion to simulate walking up stairs. This machine provides a number of benefits to the body.

Aerobic Capacity

By working out on a stepper, you can increase your aerobic capacity. This in turn can make daily physical activities easier to accomplish. Basically, you will not feel so out of breath when your heart rate is increased.

Weight Loss

Steppers burn a significant number of calories. If you are overweight and you use a stepper on a regular basis, you can reduce your weight and lower your risk factors for diseases. A 180 lb. person can burn more than 730 calories with 60 minutes of stepping.

Low Impact

When you are using a stepper, your feet do not leave the pedals. This makes it a safe exercise for people with joint problems.

Easy

Working out on the stepper is not complicated. You place your feet on the pedals, turn on the machine and start stepping up and down. If you want to increase or decrease the resistance, you simply press a button.

Mood Control

Steppers can help reduce your stress levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. To fully reap these benefits, aim for at least 30 minutes of stepping.

Toning

Stair steppers are known for their calorie-burning benefits, but they can also lead to leaner and more toned muscles. The glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves and hips are all worked. Your core muscles are also utilized to help stabilize your body.

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