American journalist and commentator on social issues, Joan Walsh had rightly said, “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs!” Yes, climbing the stairs is an ideal exercise to remain trim, fit and healthy.
Interestingly, one among the much acclaimed the 5BX Plan (five basic exercises) of Royal Canadian Air Force, formulated by Dr. Bill Orban in the late 1950s included going up the staircase, two at a time. This plan consists of six charts in sequence and each chart has five work-outs with a prescribed time limit.
Well, in the present era of fast moving life, you can opt for suitable systems and allied aids for workouts that could be carried out either at one’s own home or in a gymnasium. There are exclusive companies like the Delhi-based Cardio Fitness India with branches in almost all the metropolitan cities in the country that deliver these fitness aids. These also could be procured through online and an executive from the company will also visit you to explain various guidelines in using the supplied utilities.
For instance, you can order an elliptical cross trainer for variety of work-outs. Also known as cross-trainer or X-trainer it is a stationary simulated exercise machine on which you can practise climbing a staircase, walking and even running sans any pressure to the joints. Thus chances of injuries are literally eliminated. An elliptical trainer enables cardiovascular workouts from light to high intensity in tune with the speed of the exercise element of resistance preference set by you. There are manual and electrically operated versions of this machine.
Likewise, the fitness equipments suppliers have a wide range of kits. Some of these are:
- Lifecycle Exercise Bikes – Upright and Recumbent
- Home Gym
- Spa facilities etc.
Cardio Fitness also markets branded accessories of international standard.