STEP EXERCISE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
Another write up by Junji Takano, a Japanese health researcher.
As seen in the photos above, simply do up and down steps for about 10 minutes, 3 times a day, for beginners.
With this step exercise, 50 volunteers suffering from metabolic syndrome lost about 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lbs.) of weight and reduced waist size of 5 cm (2 inches) less, in just less than two months.
Apart from that, visceral fats reduced 18%. Isn't that great?
This simple exercise may eliminate the use of cane by elderly people, because it will make your bone structure strong, and may also get rid of lower back pain.
Remember, don't rush! If you are just starting, begin from a very slow motion. You can gradually increase the speed of your up and down step until you can do around 80 times per minute. Probably, 10 minutes per session and 2–3 times a day.
However, it does not mean that you have to do it 80 times per minute. It will also depend on your age and physical condition.