Aerobics are cardio workouts that increase your heart rate by nearly forty percent. It includes swimming, cycling, walking, jogging, rowing, dance aerobics, water aerobics and also step aerobics. Step aerobics is stepping up and stepping down a professionally made platform. It is beneficial for the muscles of the legs and for overall fitness.
This platform is usually 30 inches by 15 inches in size and 4-12 inches in height. Use a platform depending upon your fitness level. You first need to step up on the platform with one foot, and then the other one. You then step down the platform at a different place. This way, there are many movements to make the workouts interesting.
For Aerobic exercise at home, you can easily play a video CD and follow the steps. You can also enroll for a class instructed by a trained professional.
Following step aerobic exercise at home has shown many benefits. It lowers the cholesterol level and strengthens the heart, lungs, legs, and improves the respiration. It gives best results when accompanied with a well balanced diet, for weight loss. It is easier and more vigorous than dance aerobics as you lift up the body weight on to a step.
Step aerobic exercise at home is best suited for the healthy and young people, as too much of stepping can cause strain to the knee joints. You can alternate step aerobics with the traditional swimming or cycling.
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