Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Take Every Other Step

Photo Courtesy of Rob Hammer

Next time you're running the stairs or just climbing them up to your apartment, take every other step.

You'll burn more calories - up to 90 extra an hour - than if you climb the stairs one by one, according to a new study at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.

"You use bigger muscle groups when you skip a step," lead author Jinger Gottschall, Ph.D., says. "Since these muscles require more energy to be active, you'll end up burning more calories."

- Published in Fitness Magazine February 2011

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