Take the Stairs

To get a cardiovascular workout and add strength to your leg muscles, skip the elevator and take the stairs! You can actually build in a workout by climbing steps, which can be done at home, work, in a local stadium, on bleachers, or on stair-climbing machines at the gym. Also, taking the stairs also improves heart health, burns extra calories and relieves stress and tension.

Quick Facts

  • Climbing two steps at a time is good for building the quadriceps and the gluteus.
  • Going down steps builds strength in the quadriceps and hamstrings.