Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Fun Theory

This is great!

A pilot study in Sweden found that when sedentary people took the stairs for 12 weeks,

  • VO2 max (used to measure aerobic capacity) increased by 8.6%,
  • Mortality risk decreased by 15%,
  • Body fat decreased by 1.7%,
  • Waist circumference decreased by 1.8%,
  • Diastolic blood pressure decreased by 2.3%, and
  • LDL (lousy) cholesterol decreased by 3.9%!

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1 comment:

ings said...

That's so fun!