A challenge to myself

I have been very lazy to get to the gym for workout. So I thought I might as well create my own exercise. It is actually a challenge to myself.

I use my home stairway as my tool to exercise.

There are actually two flights of stairs but I'm only using the lower ones.

I ran up and down the stairs without anyone noticing. 
But this morning, my boy was around so I asked him to take a picture of me.

I use the S Memo to jot down my commitment.
I challenge myself to improve on the number of steps!


Taking two flights of stairs daily helps you burn enough calories to drop 6 pounds in a year, reports Reader’s Digest. If you can up that to two minutes of climbing, five times per week – the calorie burn is equivalent to adding an extra 36-minute walk per week. If you add stairs to a formal exercise routine, you can also burn more calories than walking on level ground. Carry an 8-pound dumbbell in each hand as you go upstairs – on a step mill machine or the staircase in your own home – and a 155-pound person burns 422 calories in an hour. Compare this to the 267 calories burned walking on level ground at 3.5 miles per hour for one hour.
http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/



Comments

  1. Yes. We need to really exercise a bit...or else will get out of shape. :p

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    1. Exercise is good for health too..

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  2. Just be careful, Friend :-)


    Aloha

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  3. I need to start running up the stairs... it's quite good cause my apartment has 6 floors. Gonna climb mount K this coming October! :D

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    1. That would be a great training for you..
      All the best to your Mount K climb..

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  4. What a simple way to exercise but very effective too. Did your son say anything when you ask him to take your photo?

    Like Cloudia say please be careful, watch your steps.

    Have a good day Wenn!

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    1. well, he's ok with that..
      ok, I'll be careful..
      Have a nice day, Mun!

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    1. Good morning, Sharon!
      It's definitely convenient for me..
      Have a nice day!

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  6. yeah, you don't need to hit the gym to consider yourself having worked out.. doing housework can also be burning your calories.. and yeah, climbing stairs definitely is a good way to exercise.. else, invest in a steps machine or treadmill or spinner at home and sure you will enjoy exercising while watching TV, hehe~~ :D

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    1. I'm thinking of getting a machine but it's rather costly. My method is simply cost-free..

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    2. Got cheap mini stepper that you can buy... cost about RM100. ;)

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    3. oh, really? where to get it?

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    4. Department store usually got... at the sports section, where the dumbbells, yoga mats are. Spinner also good. :)

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    5. thanks, Lina! Will look out for it should I go shopping.

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  7. Lol......my house got a lot if steps...sure can burn a lot of calories

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    1. then you should make use of it..

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    2. Meow does her workout by chasing J. Cukup to burn calories dy! LOL

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  8. Yup, you don't have to go out to Exercise! However, it may bored you down at home. Good to have varieties.

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    1. true, that's why sometimes I go to the polo ground for walk/run..

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  9. Good afternoon wenn!

    Holidays are coming!

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    1. And yes, staircase is a very good exercise 'tool'! It doesn't cost a single cent too!

      Keep it up ya!

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    2. yea, and your Aden is your 'tool' too! :)

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  10. Granted my mother is a lot older than you, but she was using our stairs for exercise also and hurt her knees. I would just be mindful of what you're doing.

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    1. maybe it's not proper for elderly..

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  11. That's a good way to exercise Wenn.

    I do the stairs too, when I'm not running due to bad weather. I usually do a rep of 2-3 of my apartment stairs. 1 rep is from Ground Floor - 11th Floor.

    I need to increase the rep though. Must work those legs! LOL

    Keep it up, Wenn! :-)

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    1. yea, it's great for legs workout and our heart too! I must keep it up!

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  12. Yes, climbing stairs is good exercise! Well done and keep it up! Purrs!

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  13. well actually it was advisable for people
    who works a lot to do such exercises
    i mean it was more convenient and time efficient
    than going in gyms

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  14. you reminds me of my aunt
    since she just stopped working she
    was doing a lot of exercises at home
    she actually seems like dancing and i must say
    it was a effective

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  15. hmm I've heard my friends their gym instructor
    actually include stair exercise for them
    but on a tougher way

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  16. as for me, i really have to consult an
    expert first on what I'm supposed to do,
    cause for men as far as i know their's a certain
    routine depending on body type

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  17. have a great day wenn stay healthy and take the best of care, and most specially god bless you

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  18. You are so smart to use the stairs for exercise! It will help a lot!

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  19. When I was training myself befor climbing the Mount Kinabalu, I ran up the condo's 22 floors of steps everyday - up & down. It flattened my tummy a lot!

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  20. After you climbed your steps, you can try to skip on the rope like 100 rounds in just 5 minutes. The results will be tremendous!

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  21. Hahaha, this is a very interesting facts which won't cost that high and won;t burnt a hole from our pockets. *_^

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  22. Hebe is my tool. My room is upstairs usually I will goes up and down the staircase for more than 10times from my two flights of stairs

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  23. This is a good exercise!!! Sometimes I forgot to have morning run, I'll run up and down the staircase also

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