- By Laurel Kelly
Consumer Health: 7 simple stairway exercises for a healthier heart and body
You don't need expensive gym equipment to get a good workout. Research shows that stair-climbing helps strengthen and tone your leg muscles. It keeps your leg arteries flexible, allowing blood to move more easily. Better blood flow in your legs equals a healthier heart and body.
A simple stroll up and down the stairs gives you an aerobic workout. But you can get an even greater health boost by adding a few moves related to resistance and balance.
Step up your daily exercise routine with these seven simple stair exercises.