Cardiovascular exercise involves the major muscle groups performing work for long durations with little to no added resistance. An exercise stepper is a cardiovascular machine that has two pedals that you place your feet on and stationary handles to hold for balance. You move the pedals up and down in a smooth motion to simulate walking up stairs. This machine provides a number of benefits to the body.
By working out on a stepper, you can increase your aerobic capacity. This in turn can make daily physical activities easier to accomplish. Basically, you will not feel so out of breath when your heart rate is increased.
Steppers burn a significant number of calories. If you are overweight and you use a stepper on a regular basis, you can reduce your weight and lower your risk factors for diseases. A 180 lb. person can burn more than 730 calories with 60 minutes of stepping.