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‘HIIT’ FOR THE STAIRS

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - B + S -

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.

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