weight. Leaning onto the railings
detracts from the cardiovascular
and muscular effects of the work-
out and diminishes caloric ex-
But you can do everything right
and still get'more than you bar-
gained for: added size in the
thighs, buttocks and hips.
Edward Jackowski, author of
Hold It! You're Exercising Wrong,
says that as muscle develops, it
tends to push fat outward, en-
larging thighs and buttocks.
His recommendation: fast walk-
ing, cross-country skiing, jogging
or biking to burn calories with-
out developing the muscle mass
that stair-climbing seems to en-
To keep up with fitness trends,
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Try sitting, leaning and stretch-
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Developed in Sweden for reha-
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ago, stability balls that resemble
oversized beach balls are now be-
ing made available for main-
stream fitness enthusiasts by
several U.S. companies.
The stability balls are designed
to encourage muscles to maintain
For some men, reducing iron
levels in the blood may enhance
resistance to certain diseases.
Researchers in Finland found
that men who exercised regular-
ly had iron levels nearly 20 per-
cent lower than those who rarely
The lower iron levels, produced
by two to three hours of exercise
per week, are associated with
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Many women, on the other
hand, tend to be iron-deficient,
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heavily and disdain red meat —
a primary dietary source of
Bored with StairMasters?
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Hiking, an often overlooked
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"You should see cardiovascular
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two to four half-hour sessions per
week," says Stephen Farrell of
the Cooper Institute for Aerobics
Research in Dallas.
Hiking tones the buttocks, hips,
thighs, calves and abdominals. ❑ I
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