Step It Up
Hey what’s going on everyone! Hope you had a great holiday weekend and with the shortened work week you’re feeling awesome! We are getting to that time of the year where extra pounds are waiting in the door (they don’t even wait around the corner anymore!) to jump on you and pull you to the couch or lazy boy! For those that are still not convinced regarding step aerobics and the long-term health benefits, this post is for you in staying active even when you think you don’t have a lot of time.
Step Aerobics is a style of aerobics uses a platform that is elevated. This aerobics is very popular with a lot of people. You will exercise with music that has a fast beat along with
steps that coordinate with the beats. You will find this kind of aerobics exercise
performed at health clubs and gyms as a class. However, you can purchase a step
aerobics package and do it on your own at home.
The platform raises no more than a foot off the ground. The sessions are usually no
longer than an hour. However, there are some half-hour sessions as well. How it
works is you will step on and off of the platform according to the beat of the music.
There are different ways of stepping where you have to use the platform.
You can burn calories using step aerobics. Your muscles will also get strong and
your metabolism will increase. The oxygen in your body will increase. Your heart
will beat faster and build up stamina. Once your heart gets up to speed, more blood
will be able to flow to your body.
This is a low impact exercise. You have to make sure that you are doing it right,
otherwise you could hurt your knees and joints. Whether you are following a video
or an instructor, pay attention to every step. You should be wearing shoes that are
comfortable and made to perform exercises of this kind. They should have rubber
on the bottom that is not slippery.
If you have never done step aerobics before, please consult with your physician
prior to starting.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!