‘HIIT’ FOR THE STAIRS
There’s no denying that high intensity interval training (HIIT) can increase your fitness, but for some post-menopausal women, it can also lead to high blood pressure. Stair climbing, on the other hand, seems to do the opposite, with recent research from The North American Menopause Society finding that women who stair-climb four times a week showed a decline in blood pressure and arterial stiffness, as well as more fat loss, a lower risk of osteoporosis and improved cholesterol. Keen to add stair-climbs to your day? The researchers advise doing 192 steps two to five times a day, a few days a week.