Step aerobics is a variation of traditional aerobics. It
usually provides a more intense workout. You can learn the various moves from
DVDs, TV programs, or classes.
Step aerobics is like standard aerobics with the addition of a specially
designed platform. You step on and off the platform during your workout. It is
more intense than walking but less intense than running.
aerobics is good for people of all levels of fitness because:
It is a low-impact activity, so there is less
chance of most kinds of injury.
The step height can be adjusted to
allow for the right level of intensity.
It requires fewer
dance-type movements than traditional aerobics.
But some precautions are needed. People with knee, hip,
or ankle problems should avoid step aerobics, or use a lower step height that
does not cause pain.
Before you buy a step to use at home, test it
out in the store. Make sure it will support your weight and will not
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